Omaha Sports Academy founder charged with embezzlement

OMAHA, Neb. -- The founder of Omaha Sports Academy is facing embezzlement charges after allegations he took more than $400,000 from the business over several years.

Court documents show in June, the co-owner of Omaha Sports Academy accused 48-year-old Robert Franzese of putting $404,00 in payments directed to Fast Breaks LLC into his personal accounts from December 2016 until the time he was fired in April 2021.

Franzese is facing two felony charges of theft by unlawful taking.

Court documents state that he turned himself in to Omaha Police on Wednesday morning.