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Former CCAA treasurer faces new charges

Posted: December 7, 2012 6:38 p.m.
Updated: December 7, 2012 6:38 p.m.

Former Canyon Country Athletic Association Treasurer Harry Jose is facing new criminal charges after additional embezzlement allegations emerged earlier this year, sheriff’s officials announced Thursday.

The new charges stem from an allegation that Jose — who pleaded no contest to grand theft and forgery from the athletic association — stole nearly $90,000 from a business in Sun Valley after resigning from the Canyon Country group, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Jose was embroiled in an embezzlement scandal during his time at the Canyon Country Athletic Association. Over a four-year period Jose embezzled $256,880 in athletic association club dues and forged numerous checks in the process.

The association, which runs a football league and cheerleading organization in the Santa Clarita Valley, filed a report detailing the allegations in 2009.

But it wasn’t until August 2012 that Jose pleaded no contest to charges of grand theft and forgery. He has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution.

Jose was fired from the Sun Valley business in February after he was found stealing from the company, according to the criminal complaint.

The business alleges in the complaint that Jose was planning to use the stolen funds to pay his restitution to the Canyon Country Athletic Association.

Jose has been arraigned on a new count of grand theft. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 4 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court San Fernando Courthouse.




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