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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Idaho Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement Of Public Funds

BOISE – Randolph Louis Deyton, 46, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to embezzlement of public funds, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, between 2002 and August 2011, the defendant was employed by the United States government. Starting in approximately 2006, the defendant was responsible for the Work Based Learning Program (WBL). In this position, he maintained a bank account for Job Corps participants. On December 5, 2011, the United States Forest Service determined the bank account maintained by the defendant was overdrawn. It was further determined that the account was overdrawn due to a withdrawal by the defendant in the amount of $6,500.00. On March 20, 2012, the defendant admitted that on or about August 23, 2011, he withdrew $6,528.00 from the WBL bank account. He admitted to misapplying the funds to his own personal use. A subsequent investigation determined that on or about December 21, 2010, the defendant used the debit card from the WBL bank account to purchase money orders of approximately $3,229.89.

Sentencing is set for July 14, 2014 before the Honorable Edward J. Lodge in Boise. Embezzlement of public funds is punishable by a maximum of ten years imprisonment, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000.

The case was investigated by the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Law Enforcement and Investigations division.