Another Local School Official Charged With Embezzlement

This time, the man embezzled roughly $100,000 from the San Mateo County Community College District.

A former San Mateo County Community College District employee appeared in court in Redwood City Friday afternoon for the first time on embezzling charges, according to prosecutors.

Bradley Witham, the former head of information technology for the San Mateo County Community College District, was arrested Thursday after he returned from a trip to Australia, prosecutors said Friday.

He appeared in San Mateo County Superior Court today and pleaded not guilty to an embezzling charge. He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. to set a preliminary hearing date.

Witham's bail was set at $1 million and he remains in custody, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said today.

His alleged conspirator, Mark Anthony Bustos, appeared in court previously and is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. to set a preliminary hearing date, prosecutors said. He has been released on bail.

Witham and Bustos allegedly embezzled more than $100,000 from the
district, officials said.

- Bay City News


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Jim October 27, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Clearly our schools need more funding if workers are reduced to embezzling to fund trips to Australia. Think of the children.
Aaron October 28, 2012 at 12:09 AM
technically, the money they are accused of stealing was for adult education


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