RICHMOND — The former chef at the Virginia’s governor’s mansion, who tended to official state functions and to the first family’s everyday eating needs, has been charged with felony embezzlement.
Todd Schneider, who left his job at the Executive Mansion a year ago amid a state police investigation, was taken into custody Thursday and released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond, according to state police.
He was charged with four counts of embezzling more than $200 in an indictment handed up March 20, according to Richmond Circuit Court records.
“Mr. Schneider continues to fully cooperate and provide information to the authorities, as he has since their first inquiries in February 2012,” said Steve Benjamin, his attorney. “He looks forward to resolving all questions in this matter consistent with the truth about what occurred and why.”
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s office referred questions to state police, who said the investigation is ongoing.