Former ArtSplash Treasurer Pleads Guilty

by The Editors on May 1, 2014

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James Comstock, the former Treasurer of the City of Carlsbad plead guilty April 17, 2014 to embezzling over $200,000 from ArtSplash while he was serving as the volunteer treasurer, according to a story in the Coast News.

Comstock pled guilty to two counts of embezzlement during a hearing on April 17 at the Vista Courthouse, according to deputy district attorney Bill Mitchell, who is prosecuting the case. . . The maximum sentence for both counts is 5 years and 8 months in custody, but a deal has been negotiated for Comstock to serve 3 years on probation and up to 6 months in local custody, Mitchell said. . . Rather than going to jail, Comstock may be able to serve his sentence in alternative custody like home detention.

See kids, if you’re going to be a criminal it’s best to focus on white collar crimes. That way when you get caught you can just return the money and get sent to your room for a time out.

[Link: Coast News]

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