Saturday, February 28, 2009

City Worker In California Sentenced For Embezzling $150K

Jeffrey Tarpley, 48, and the former aquatics director for the City of Walnut Creek, California, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail, plus five years probation for embezzling more than $150,000 from program coffers. Tarpley plead no contest in November to the thefts and has agreed restitution. He had been employed by the city for 19 years and was fired after his arrest in 2007. Tarpley told the judge at yesterday's sentencing hearing that he stole the money because of financial pressures caused by his wife's health problems. According to prosecutors, the thefts ocurred between 2000 and 2007 wherein Tarpley transferred rental fees paid by users of the city's two pools into his own bank accounts.

Read the story here, here and here.

This seems to be a pretty light sentenced in view of the amount embezzled and the breach of public trust, in my opinion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY...can Someone forward this story to BOULDER so this guy is exposed!