I don’t find the fact that they stole terribly shocking. It happens. Temptation is there. The fact that a little league has an annual fund raiser selling fireworks, in a desert town in California no less, I find just bizarre.
Couple pleaded guilty to embezzling $20,000 from annual fireworks sales
Jim Nehmens, 50, and Kelly Nehmens, 44, pleaded guilty to grand theft by embezzlement and perjury on Thursday.
The councilman and Adelanto mayor had resigned from his post on March 31, about a week before he and his wife were arrested.
The former mayor was president of the Adelanto Little League, and his wife was a board member during the years the money from the league’s annual fireworks sales went missing. The money was taken over three years starting in 2004.
Nehmens attorney Grover Porter did not immediately return a call seeking comment Saturday.