A former Moorpark Little League board member was found guilty of misdemeanor petty theft last month. William Zulager had been charged with grand theft by embezzlement. According to the terms of his sentence, he will serve 30 days in a county work-release program, 36 months of probation and will make restitution to the organization. The court has not yet determined the amount of the restitution order.
Zulager was accused of making personal purchases using a debit card issued by the organization. The purchases consisted primarily of gasoline. Zulager was initially charged with a misdemeanor, but the charges were later amended to a felony. The prosecutor reconsidered and reduced the charge to a misdemeanor because Zulager’s personal purchases did not meet the $950 grand theft threshold set by state law.
As part of the sentencing, Zulager is also prohibited from serving on the board of any non-profit while he is on probation.
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