Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $600,000

The following information was provided by the Winston-Salem Police Department and is public record.


Since July of 2015, the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division has been investigating reports of Embezzlement involving former attorney Robert Keller Leonard.

The Division’s Financial Crimes Section has conducted an extensive investigation into allegations of an embezzlement of over $600,000 from a private citizens’ trust fund. Leonard was alleged to have converted monies from Mr. Robert Grayson’s trust fund to his personal use.

On December 13, 2016, Leonard was indicted on charges of Embezzlement (3 counts) and Obtaining Property by False Pretenses (1 count). Leonard pled guilty to these charges at his arraignment and was sentenced to serve 58 to 82 months. He was also order to pay $300,000 in restitution.

Robert Keller Leonard
Robert Keller Leonard