Published: May 12, 2014 10:56 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County man convicted of embezzling $900,000 from a nonprofit he helped run, is scheduled to be sentenced today.

A jury found Robert Bruist guilty of theft and communications fraud. Bruist was working for the now closed Centers for Independent Living of Southwest Florida, an agency that served more than 700 disabled clients, when he was accused of the crimes.

Prosecutors said he used the cash to furnish a lavish lifestyle and pay off his own credit card bills.