Former Harris County executive accused of stealing over $30,000 to pay dominatrix blackmail

A former Harris County first assistant treasurer is facing charges for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from a credit union to pay off a “financial dominatrix” who was allegedly blackmailing him.

ABC13 Houston reported that Gregory Lueb, 56, was charged with felony theft “after he allegedly used two separate bank account funds that were not his to pay off his credit card debt and a ‘financial dominatrix’ that he met on Collarspace, an S&M website.”

Lueb was released from jail late Friday afternoon on a $1,000 bond.

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Posted by ABC13 Houston on Friday, April 6, 2018

ABC News posted a video of Leub leaving the jailhouse and dodging reporter questions “about how he got caught up in the alleged theft.”

Lueb held the second-highest post at the Harris County Treasurer’s Office and had worked there for three years. He was fired last week after a Harris County Federal Credit Union collections manager accused Lueb of credit card fraud. He was previously employed at the Harris County Auditor’s Office for seven years before working in the treasurer’s office.

According to court documents, the investigation began after Rhonda White told a deputy that Lueb opened a credit card account with the credit union and quickly maxed out the account’s $10,000 limit through several cash advances. She also reported a pattern of online payments and cash advances that allowed Lueb to withdraw (steal) more than $35,000 money from two other account holder’s accounts to pay off a dominatrix who was blackmailing him.

Court documents reveal that Lueb had been texting with a woman, “Mistress Cindy” who he met on Collarspace, and together allegedly planned to steal money from the Harris County Federal Credit Union.

District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a press conference on Friday that Lueb had access to over $3 billion and he could transfer up to $100 million at a time using his signature. She said,

He had access to every single Harris County department’s bank accounts.

We know he was stealing from Harris County employees because it’s our money in the credit union. Credit union is self-insured.

However, Harris County Treasurer, Orlando Sanchez, told Eyewitness News that seven signatures are required to move any amount of money from county accounts. He said:

No one in Harris County individually has the ability to move any public funds. There is a series of checks and balances and internal controls and multiple layers of authorizations and signatures that have to accompany a transfer of money request.

Sanchez expressed his shock to ABC13 when he heard of Lueb’s arrest. He said he was,

Shocked and dismayed. He’s a gentleman that worked in our office and had access to quite a bit of county funds. It appears his personal life went off the rails.

Sanchez also described Lueb as a husband, father and Boy Scouts leader.

 

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