Dothan Attorney Arrested on Theft Charges

Frederick McNab, a 52-year-old former Dothan attorney, finds himself back in trouble with authorities after allegedly stealing nearly $2 million from three different people.  McNab was arrested and charged last Friday with 14 felony counts of first-degree theft of property, one felony count of second-degree theft of property, and one misdemeanor count of third-degree theft of property. These new charges bring the total number of felony theft indictments against McNab to twelve, and the total number of theft charges to twenty-five.  The amount allegedly stolen by McNab in these theft cases now totals over $4 million.

Houston County Sheriff’s deputies first arrested McNab two days prior to Christmas after a grand jury returned multiple felony indictments against him alleging offenses of theft by deception.  McNab posted bail totaling $812,500 shortly after his arrest.

McNab is scheduled to be arraigned on March 31st in a Houston County Circuit Court for the nine felony theft charges previously filed.

Theft of property offenses in the state of Alabama are generally separated into three degrees and carry the following penalties:

  • Theft of Property in the first degree is a Class B felony
    • A prison sentence between 2 to 20 years
    • Fines not exceeding $10,000
  • Theft of Property in the second degree is a Class C felony
    • A prison sentence of 2 to 20 years
    • Fines not exceeding $5,000
  • Theft of property in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor
    • A prison sentence of no less than one year
    • Fines not exceeding $6,000

If you or someone you know has been charged with theft of property, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal attorney to handle your case.  The attorneys of Parkman White, LLP are experienced in a variety of legal matters and have a history of success in the courtroom. Schedule a consultation today.