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[KHTS] – A former Valencia High baseball coach accused of embezzlement has been ordered to stand trial.

Jared Snyder, 45, faces a formal arraignment June 17, said his attorney Carl E. Douglas.

Douglas was  a defense attorney in the O.J. Simpson murder case.

Snyder is accused in a seven-count felony complaint including misappropriation of public funds by a public officer, embezzlement by a public officer and grand theft by embezzlement between 2008 and 2014.

Jared Snyder

Jared Snyder

While his attorney acknowledged mistakes by his client, Douglas said nothing rose to the level of felonious behavior, and Snyder’s cooperation in the investigation is evidence his client felt he was innocent.

While serving as varsity baseball coach, Snyder allegedly submitted fraudulent reimbursement forms to Valencia High School.

He also was in charge of the team’s parent-funded booster club account, and is accused of paying for personal credit card expenses from that fund. The complaint alleges the crimes occurred between April 2008 and February 2014.

The former coach pleaded not guilty at his preliminary arraignment to charges he embezzled approximately $15,000 from the school and a booster club over a six-year period, according to District Attorney’s Office officials.

The William S. Hart Unified School District conducted an audit in 2014 after receiving a complaint of financial irregularities in the baseball program. The audit was turned over to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“The (Sheriff’s Department) analysis disclosed that there were over 2,500 separate transactions that took place between those two bank accounts,” Douglas said. “More than 98.5 percent of those transactions were proper — 1,300 transactions for reimbursements for things that he had spent money out of his pocket. Thirteen occasions of out of 1,300 were questionable,” he said.

The mistakes came from his client’s lack of training in accounting practices, Douglas argued in court this week.

Since Snyder joined the program in 1996, Douglas said, more than $1.1 million went through the baseball and student activities accounts for the high school’s program. The investigation turned up eight reimbursements that were erroneous and totaled approximately $16,000.

If convicted, Snyder faces up to six years, eight months in state prison.

 

– Perry Smith of Hometownstation.com contributed to this story.

 

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38 Comments

  1. Aaron Mizak says:

    Is this the only known picture of Snydog?

  2. Aaron Mizak says:

    A naked man without his patch.

  3. Stephen Gold says:

    Good he’s a piece of work stealing from families and kids….

    • Jackson Brown says:

      The guy raises 1.1 million by himself without any school assistance, gets no training on accounting practices when it comes to non profits, pays for things out of his own pocket and mishandled 16,000…wow this feels like a personal vendetta against him.

      • Shecky Green says:

        Glad I moved from the SCV, this is typical of what it’s turned into. Most of the players that thought he was hard on them are just mommies boys, typical of Valencia high. The guy that turned him in should lose his job with the Sheriffs dept because he said it was a concerned citizen and got it going under a false report. Also typical of the Sheriffs dept….yeah if you can’t get a job, go to the sheriffs dept they’ll hire you. Why don’t you bunch of whining crybabies let the court do its business before you Lynch him. No, just like all the lowbreed creeps that moved into the valley in the 80’s,90’s and 2000’s your judge jury and executioner… Probably vote for that criminal Swillary too.

  4. How was this all brought on by a parent who’s kid wasn’t playing pretty sad and the punishment is way to harsh for 16 ooo $ probation and pay it back he made that program

    • Thats how little you know the parent who brought up all this up is kid is playing D1 baseball and hes been doing this since 04 and a matter of fact other parents have brought this allegation up before but since his mom was on the William S hart school district board complaints feel on death ears for other ignorant people like yourself who probly know him hes been miss treating players for years and made that program no it was made by the kids who worked their asses off under the guidence of J Magoria D Magoria Mitch Graff Luis Sanchez M Killinger he was scared to ever make a move ask any player whos ever played for him food for thought since hes been there since 99 there has never been 1 alumni game because all the players who have played for him cant stand him and since hes been gone less than a yr they had a great alumni game turnout and no i am not a former player who played for him who couldnt cut it i started very game in 4 yrs was a 2 first team all league who went on to play college baseball

    • Thats how little you know the parent who brought up all this up is kid is playing D1 baseball and hes been doing this since 04 and a matter of fact other parents have brought this allegation up before but since his mom was on the William S hart school district board complaints feel on death ears for other ignorant people like yourself who probly know him hes been miss treating players for years and made that program no it was made by the kids who worked their asses off under the guidence of J Magoria D Magoria Mitch Graff Luis Sanchez M Killinger he was scared to ever make a move ask any player whos ever played for him food for thought since hes been there since 99 there has never been 1 alumni game because all the players who have played for him cant stand him and since hes been gone less than a yr they had a great alumni game turnout and no i am not a former player who played for him who couldnt cut it i started very game in 4 yrs was a 2 first team all league who went on to play college baseball

    • Oh and just in case you think i have no clue what i am talking about he got away with by spending money and writing it off as “Coaches Gifts” and i know this first hand and so do others

    • Oh and just in case you think i have no clue what i am talking about he got away with by spending money and writing it off as “Coaches Gifts” and i know this first hand and so do others

    • So your a snitch then figures

    • So your a snitch then figures

    • Hahaha good come back no one likes going up against facts

    • So your the one the turned him in

    • Sean Nichols says:

      Hey Familda, it makes no difference who turned him in. This is about right and wrong. I don’t know if he’s guilty or not, but you have no right to attack someone just because they confess to having direct knowledge of it. So by your logic the person that turns someone in is the real problem, not the perpetrator of the alleged crime?

    • Jim Oge Jr says:

      You read the paper, were you there ????? Not sure any of you people will be on the jury thank god for that.

    • Jim Oge Jr says:

      Armondo the only facts u know is by the signal or news and we all know how that goes.

    • Even his lawyer admits Jared has done wrong.I have a friend who’s kid played for Valencia and did play who questioned his ethics 7 years ago.

    • Jim Oge Jr I was there when all this was happening and I have first hand knowledge of this so stand down

    • to thenorginal moron dont worrg i worked over time today and tomorrow so u can continue to collect ur government aid

    • Jim Oge Jr I have first hand knoledge of the situation I heard from the horses mouth and was at other gatherings where he was and was intoxicated and would brad about this i played for him from 02-06 so I know exactly what happen there and so do other former coaches and players and players parents this is nothing new I have never got any info from the signal so I saw to you stand down because u truely have no idea what ur talking about

    • Your lucky you still have a job after you begged the guy you hit lucky you didn’t get a dui punk dwp don’t take that

    • Happy to wait for this verdict. If there’s something we’re missing always open to being enlightened.

    • Familda who cares who turned him in. Wrong is wrong and you need to pay the piper when you steal. Especially from a childrens program. I feel for his family.

    • Familda Begati since you obviously think you know me or and are trying to refer to somethiing that you think you have knolwdge on which you clearly dont only proves my fact that you are “Snyder” or is someone who knows him and would defend him which is highly unlikely bc he has very few friends because he talks crap behhind there back and if you say “how do you know that” because like ive said before i played for him and in the last 6 years ask any former player about his circus of a coaching staff at one point or another hes bad mouth all of them and when he hired them everyone was dumb founded by the move and just uses people anyways good try but thats how dumb you are i never hit anyone or begged anyone in a DUI case but good try know facts first.

    • Familda Begati since you obviously think you know me or and are trying to refer to somethiing that you think you have knolwdge on which you clearly dont only proves my fact that you are “Snyder” or is someone who knows him and would defend him which is highly unlikely bc he has very few friends because he talks crap behhind there back and if you say “how do you know that” because like ive said before i played for him and in the last 6 years ask any former player about his circus of a coaching staff at one point or another hes bad mouth all of them and when he hired them everyone was dumb founded by the move and just uses people anyways good try but thats how dumb you are i never hit anyone or begged anyone in a DUI case but good try know facts first.

  5. Amy Ybarra says:

    Somalee Kong Tommy Kong

  6. Rick Polanco says:

    Stealing from kids…smh.

  7. Brad Melvin says:

    Travis May was this guy ever your coach….he looks familiar

  8. Jimmy Jammer says:

    Oh that is too bad. I hope the school booster program gets their money back and Jared learns his lesson.

    Your smarter than this Jared. Pull your head out meat!

    Jimmy

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