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Hughes gets home detention, probation in embezzling case

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BRIGHTON — Former Eagle Ridge Academy executive director Bob Hughes was sentenced Jan. 8 to 60 days of home detention and 10 years of probation in Adams County District Court.

 

Hughes pleaded guilty Sept. 18, 2013, to a charge of embezzlement of public property after originally facing an addition charge of theft.

Hughes owned Hughes Consulting, which managed Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton. Hughes was charged with embezzling grand money awarded to Eagle Ridge Academy for the purchase of laptops for students at the school. Checks written to pay for the laptops were made to Electronic Retrofitting and Finishing, a phony company set up to channel to money to Hughes.

Adams County prosecutors have filed a motion for $166,975.75 in restitution for the school district, and an additional $87,024.25 will be sought from Traveler’s Insurance. No date has been set for the restitution hearing yet.