Accused of embezzling from Road Atlanta, Braselton man facing 164 fraud charges

Joseph Thomas Greene Jr.

Joseph Thomas Greene Jr.

A now-former Road Atlanta employee is facing more than 160 counts of fraud after allegedly embezzling upwards of $120,000 from the Braselton auto racing facility.

Joseph Thomas Greene Jr., 33, was originally arrested on March 4 after Hall County sheriff’s deputies uncovered his alleged improprieties. Authorities announced Thursday that additional charges had been filed, bringing the total against him to 164 counts of transaction card fraud and two counts of felony theft by deception.

The exact nature of his alleged actions was unclear, but Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes said Greene embezzled from Road Atlanta between 2010 and 2012. He is accused of stealing approximately $121,000.

Greene remains out of jail on $30,000 bond.

Road Atlanta — located off Ga. Highway 53 in Braselton, about five miles from Chateau Elan and Interstate 85 — is billed as “one of the world’s best road courses” and has an estimated 320,000 visitors each year.

Greene denied the allegations through a statement from his lawyer, David Fox.

Said Fox: "Please be aware that Joseph Thomas Greene, Jr. denies the allegations of embezzlement, theft, and fraud. As a Vice President of Road Atlanta, Mr. Greene has loyally served that entity for

several years in a position of trust. The original allegations as well as the additional charges came as a complete surprise to Mr. Greene, and are completely unfounded.

Please reserve judgment in this matter and remember that Mr. Greene is presumed

innocent. He has been, and is, a law abiding citizen."