Dave Matthews Band Member Possible Victim of Fraud

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A world-renowned musician from Charlottesville may be the victim of fraud. A Richmond businessman is charged with skimming thousands from a man court documents identify as CBT - but we have reason to believe that man is Boyd Tinsley.

Most people know Tinsley as the violinist for Dave Matthews Band. Tinsley is active in the Charlottesville community. He went to the University of Virginia and hosts the annual Boyd Tinsley Pre-Tennis Tournament there. Now, it appears the man charged with handling his finances took more than his fair share.

Federal court documents show Getty Andrew Rothenberg faces one count of wire fraud. He's accused of taking nearly $200,000 from his client's personal accounts. That client is identified as CBT, but Richmond Biz Sense claims a source close to the case identifies the victim as Tinsley.

An Albemarle County property record does show Rothenberg as the owner of a farm formerly owned by Tinsley and his wife. We reached out to the band's publicist, financial group and even Tinsley himself, but we have not heard back.

Court records indicate Rothenberg was charged with paying the victim's bills, but inflated how much was owed and took that money for himself. The criminal suit claims the wire fraud scheme started in 2009 and continued until at least 2012.

Rothenberg is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court on July 23. A "change of plea" hearing is also scheduled. Richmond Biz Sense says Rothenberg is expected to plead guilty at that time. 

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