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Former South Coast Movie Theater Manager Enters No Contest Plea To Embezzlement

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 3:44pm


The former manager of a South Coast movie theater entered a no contest plea to a charge he embezzled thousands of dollars.

Santa Barbara County prosecutors say John Stewart Mathieson admitted stealing more than $5,000 from Santa Barbara’s Fiesta Five Theater.  Santa Barbara Police detectives say the 35 year old Santa Barbara man destroyed paperwork, and disabled security cameras to cover up the thefts between April, and June of this year.

As a result of a plea deal, Mathieson is expected to receive a 120 day county jail sentence, as well as three years probation, and orders to make full restitution when he’s sentenced in November.


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