For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
Date: June 28, 2012
Andrew Eveland Sentenced for Theft from Canyon County
(Boise) – Andrew D. Eveland, former Canyon County Building and Maintenance Supervisor, was sentenced today by Third District Judge Gregory M. Culet to two to ten years in prison, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. The court suspended the prison sentence and retained jurisdiction for up to one year. Eveland was taken into custody and is now serving in a Department of Correction evaluation program. Following that program, the court will determine the amount of restitution owed to Canyon County.
Eveland, a 43-year-old Eagle resident, pleaded guilty on April 13, 2012, to four felony counts of Presentation of false accounts and one count of grand theft. By pleading guilty, Eveland admitted that he submitted false invoices and claims to the Canyon County Commissioners for cleaning services that were never performed. As a result of these invoices, the Canyon County Commissioners approved payments to United Cleaning ranging from $1,000 a month to $1,900 a month ending in February of 2011. A portion of these monthly payments were then distributed to Eveland in the form of wage payments to his wife, an employee of United Cleaning, during that time period.
Also by pleading guilty, Eveland admitted that he took various items of county property to his own use including computers and television monitors.
Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Taylor referred this case to the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit for investigation and prosecution. Deputy Attorney General Ken Robins prosecuted the case.
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