Former Executive Director of Sanford Center Pleads Guilty to Theft By Swindle
The former executive director of Bemidji’s Sanford Center pleaded guilty to one count of theft by swindle on Friday, Jan. 24.
As part of the plea, 48-year-old Curtis Webb’s sentence will involve a 45-day cap on jail time, three years of probation, restitution of $38,000 up front at the time of his hearing, and a $1,000 fine.
Webb was charged in August for a scheme involving false expense reimbursements while working at the Sanford Center from 2013 to 2016.
In November, he was sentenced in Bloomington, Illinois – where he was the director of the then-named U.S. Cellular Coliseum for a brief period in 2016 – to 100 hours of community service, two years of probation, and to pay required fees and restitution for a similar crime.
His sentencing is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Beltrami County Courthouse.