The Orange County District Attorney has charged the former administrator of a Boys & Girls Club chapter with felony grand theft and other theft related offenses alleging that he stole $116,000 from the organization. According to an Orange County Register news report, the man pleaded not guilty to those charges. Prosecutors accused him of using the club funds to pay his wife a salary for a job she never held or performed. If convicted, the defendant faces up to 20 years in state prison.
Theft-related offenses in California involve taking another person’s property without their consent. Some of the theft offenses are charged based on the value of the items that are taken. Theft is described as a crime of “moral turpitude” which can have far reaching ramifications, including denial of both employment and professional licenses. Not only could you face jail time and hefty fines, but a theft conviction can stain your reputation, jeopardizing your career and your future.
If you have been charged with any theft offense, it is critical that you contact experienced Orange County theft defense lawyers who have handled many such cases. The skilled criminal defense lawyers at Sitkoff & Hanrahan are experts at resolving theft cases and getting the best possible results in your case. If you have been arrested for theft, please call our Orange County theft defense attorneys for a free and confidential consultation.