Campus Officer Admits to Stealing $287K From Parking Machines

A former Santa Rosa Junior College campus police officer allegedly used the funds to buy home furnishings, go on vacations and gambling trips.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – A former Santa Rosa Junior College police officer pleaded guilty to stealing at least $287,000 from campus parking machines.

Jeffrey Holzworth, 52, served on the campus police force for 28 years and was accused of stealing coins and currency from campus parking machines during the last seven years, Press Democrat reports.

School officials began to get suspicious when he began collecting money while off duty and at odd hours, SF Gate reports.

Last month, he pleaded guilty to grand theft and 11 counts of possession of stolen property. Holzworth was allegedly using the funds to buy home furnishings, go on vacations and gambling trips.

Holzworth’s wife is currently awaiting trial on charges of being an accessory and possessing stolen property.

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