Danville Express

Newsfront - November 28, 2008

Coach to serve jail time at home after embezzling charges

Former Monte Vista High School girls water polo coach Todd Halvorson, 40, of San Ramon pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of embezzling $3,000, in Contra Costa County Superior Court last week. He was sentenced to 150 days of jail time that he is being allowed to serve under home detention plus three years probation. He also paid $3,000 restitution.

Halvorson was employed as an aquatics coordinator at the Clark Swim Center at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek when he was accused of dipping into pool rental fees, taking amounts of $20 to $60 per day, according to reports. He tampered with the computer to cover the discrepancies.

Halvorson originally pleaded not guilty when charged with the crime in October 2007.

At the same time Walnut Creek's aquatics supervisor Jeff Tarpley, 49, of Fairfield, was charged with stealing more than $150,000 from the city's two swim centers but the cases were found to be unrelated. n


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