Former Campus Officer Faces Prison in Meter Thefts

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Sonoma County prosecutors say a former campus police officer is facing time in prison after he admitted to stealing money from campus parking meters.

The Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/XyqVB3 ) reports that Jeff Holzworth on Wednesday admitted responsibility through his attorney for the thefts at Santa Rosa Junior College, but Holzworth's attorney and prosecutors disagreed over how much money was taken.

Investigators say Holzworth took about $287,000 over an eight-year period, but his attorney, Joe Passalacqua, questioned that amount.

The 51-year Holzworth is facing up to 12 years in prison if convicted of receiving stolen property and grand theft.

The Press Democrat says despite the admission, Holzworth pleaded not guilty, apparently to give more time for prosecutors to prepare a settlement offer.

His wife, 49-year-old Karen Holzworth, is accused of being an accessory for allegedly exchanging the money at banks. She has pleaded not guilty.

Both are free on bail.


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