Tulsa Man Charged In Child Abuse Case Had Multiple Fraud Convictions
TULSA, Oklahoma - Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man with six counts of molesting a 13-year-old boy. Tony Greene, who also goes by Tony Storrs and Toshav Storrs, was arrested last week.
Detectives say Greene is also behind a scheme of shell businesses, misused money and lies.
In a 2004 News On 6 report, he claimed he was an administrator of an after school program, but he was only a teacher.
At that time, he had fraud convictions in New York and Oklahoma and we proved the degrees he claimed he had from Cornell and OU were bogus, but yet he's still operating.
Police say Tony Greene was operating a dummy company called Accelerate Educational Services. He's listed as a staff member and teacher at the DHS-licensed after-school program called Aces.
Aces was housed at Academy Central, a building owned by Tulsa Public Schools. As soon as TPS heard about his arrest, they booted Aces out of the building.
Police say he was using Aces to find victims to molest.
"We just want to make sure people understand he is not what he's pretending to be. He is not a teacher, or tutor, or good businessman. He is somebody who is committing financial crimes and crimes against children," said TPD Detective Danielle Bishop.
They say under the guise of tutoring, he took a 13-year-old student to the downtown Hyatt and other hotels and sexually assaulted him at least four times.
"A lot of these parents don't realize this is happening. They drop their kids off at school and don't realize kids are leaving school," Bishop said.
Detectives say Greene comes across as educated and caring and parents find it hard to believe he's got multiple convictions in for fraud, forgery and bogus checks.
"I'm sure the parents of all these kids he's been around who met him and think he's the greatest ever," Bishop said.
The question is why is he still operating at all?
In 2004, he was arrested on felony fraud warrants at a time he claimed to be an administrator for the New Concept Preparatory School.
The school said he was only a teacher who passed a background check despite fraud convictions in Oklahoma and New York, because of his different names.
College students also say they raised money for Greene, but their paychecks bounced. In 2007, he was investigated in Oklahoma City for a similar situation.
"He was getting kids from Germany to go to his preparatory school in Oklahoma City," Bishop said.
Police say he ran the Bayard Rustin Living Learning Center, but there were complaints of bad conditions and employees getting paid with bounced checks.
Despite both misdemeanor and felony convictions for fraud, forgery and bogus checks in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Cleveland counties, starting in 1984 going through 2010, Greene only served prison time once.
He's also being investigated for the stealing the identity of a TCC student, but at this time, has not been charged with any fraud, just the sexual assaults.