Robert Capellini, 63, of Camarillo, was sentenced earlier this month for his role in an embezzlement scheme. Capellini is the former president of the Camarillo Fiesta Association, which hosts an annual street fair in Camarillo.
Capellini admitted to embezzling more than $25,000 from the association, and had repaid most of the money before being arrested. The CFA board of trustees had originally agreed not to seek charges against Capellini, but he was charged following a report about the incident.
Capellini was sentenced to 240 days in jail and three years of probation. The thefts took place between April 2014 and February 2015, while Capellini was serving as the association’s president. Capellini was originally charged with two counts of grand theft by embezzlement, but one count was dismissed at Capellini’s sentencing hearing.
Capellini could apply to be considered for electronic monitoring in lieu of serving time in the Ventura County Jail. That would allow Capellini to serve his sentence under house arrest. At the completion of his jail sentence, Capellini will have to complete three years of probation.
Camarillo embezzlement lawyer
If you’ve been arrested or charged with embezzlement in Camarillo, embezzlement lawyer Robert Helfend is ready to take your case. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in providing superior criminal defense for thousands of Californians in and around Ventura County.
Embezzlement isn’t a violent crime, and most grand theft victims simply want to be made whole. One of the best ways to return embezzled funds is to allow convicted defendants to continue working. That shortens the restitution time and returns victims to their previous position as expeditiously as possible.
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