LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A former Valencia High School baseball coach has pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling between $10,000 and $15,000 from the school and a booster club.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Jared Scott Snyder, 44, was charged with one count each of misappropriation, embezzlement by a public officer and embezzlement by a private officer, along with four counts of grand theft, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
According to prosecutors, Snyder allegedly submitted phony reimbursement forms to the high school, and used a parent-funded booster club account to pay for his personal credit card expenses, between April 2008 and February 2014.
A seven-count felony complaint was filed against Snyder, who was varsity baseball coach at the school.
Parents of students at
Valencia High School made an allegation of financial wrongdoing against Snyder in 2013. The allegations prompted an audit of the baseball program by the school district, and it was discovered that there was substantial evidence to suggest Snyder had been misappropriating funds, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
In March, 2014, the sheriff’s Fraud & Cyber Crimes Bureau initiated an investigation based on the audit by the Hart School District. During the 10- month investigation, evidence was gathered showing
Snyder was submitting fraudulent reimbursement forms to the high school, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.