Keith Tisdell, whom Moore met on the set of nighttime drama Criminal Minds, diverted funds from a charity Moore started, reported Soap Central Tuesday.
Moore expressed feelings of betrayal in a pre-court appearance statement. “You don’t do this to people,” he said.
Moore and Tisdell hit it off and started a friendship and furthered their professional association after the two costarred on Criminal Minds in 2006. Tisdell again appeared on the series in 2013. Moore starred as Derek Morgan in eleven seasons of the CBS cop drama from 2005-2016.
In addition to forming a personal bond with Tisdell, Moore invited him to work at his charity, Baby Girl, for survivors of Multiple Sclerosis. Moore’s mother also battles the disease. "Baby Girl" was Derek’s catch-phrase on Criminal Minds, reported On Air On Soaps last Friday.
While authorities arrested Tisdell on embezzlement charges, he pleaded no contest to those charges but confessed to grand theft ones, On Air On Soaps reported.
Tisdelll must repay the $60,000 he owes Moore and avoid further criminal activity if he wants to avoid jail time. It looks like he was perfect for a role on Criminal Minds!
Moore gained a passionate fan following as hunky in his ten years as Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless. He garnered numerous nominations and several award wins for his portrayal of Neil’s half-brother and Genoa City photographer Malcolm.
Both Moore and Tisdell have numerous film and TV credits to their name.
Meanwhile, Moore has shut down speculation that the cryptic video he posted recently was about former soap star Thomas Gibson, who was fired from Criminal Minds last week.
In the since-deleted video, Moore said, "Lot of birdies chirping out there. The gossip is real. I hear it. I see it. I'm sure a lot of you do too, so I'll just say this: I believe in karma. Good things happen to good people, honest people, hardworking people, humble people. People who believe in basic goodness, people who believe in themselves, people who believe in others."
Fans speculated that the actor was referring to Gibson, but Moore has squashed those theories, telling TMZ: "Oh no. They spun that all wrong."
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Akbi Khan has been a soap mega-fan for 31 years. She has been writing about them and working to save the soap genre for several years. Last May she got her Master’s in rhetoric and composition, for which she completed a thesis on the Save Our Soaps (SOS) movement and created her own SOS group, thistimeitsforever.org. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, activism for various progressive causes, traveling down her spiritual path, rollerskating, going dancing, anything having to do with language or words, and laughing heartily and often, and more. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.