Trea­surer of Nipomo High School non­profit is con­victed of em­bez­zling

The Tribune (SLO) - - Front Page - BY MATT FOUN­TAIN Matt Foun­tain: (805) 781-7909, @Mat­tFoun­tain1

A trea­surer for a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports Nipomo High School agri­cul­ture stu­dents faces a few months in San Luis Obispo County Jail af­ter plead­ing no con­test Tues­day to em­bez­zling money from the group.

Chan­dra Dee Mehlschau, 48, of Nipomo pleaded no con­test Tues­day to a felony charge of grand theft by em­bez­zle­ment of more than $950.

The San Luis Obispo County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice al­leges that be­tween De­cem­ber 2015 and April 2018, Mehlschau stole ap­prox­i­mately $11,000 from Ag Friends while serv­ing as its trea­surer.

The booster group sup­ports mem­bers of the Nipomo High School’s FFA pro­gram, pro­vid­ing schol­ar­ships and other ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties to stu­dents in­ter­ested in lead­er­ship in the field of agri­cul­ture, ac­cord­ing to a Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice news re­lease.

The Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice said that, as part of the plea agree­ment, it is ex­pected that Mehlschau will be sen­tenced to 90 days in County Jail and placed on three years of su­per­vised pro­ba­tion.

Mehlschau will be re­quired to pay resti­tu­tion for the money taken, the re­lease said.

Mehlschau is sched­uled to be sen­tenced March 19.

Tri­bune file

A trea­surer for Ag Friends, a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports Nipomo High School agri­cul­ture stu­dents, pleaded no con­test Tues­day to em­bez­zling $11,000 from the group.

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