Former Canyon County Maintenance Superintendent Pleads Guilty


By Brittany Cooper

Boise, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Former Canyon County maintenance superintendent Andrew Eveland pleaded guilty to four counts of presentation of false accounts and one count of grand theft, all felony charges.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says Eveland entered his pleas during a hearing before Third District Judge Susan Wiebe in Canyon County.

The grand jury returned an indictment on December 7, 2011 charging Eveland with 40 counts of presentation of false accounts and one count of grand theft.

Due to a plea agreement, the state dismissed the remaining counts.

The indictment issued by the grand jury alleges that Eveland submitted false invoices and claims to the Canyon County Commissioners for cleaning services. They were never rendered at the Canyon County Juvenile Detention Center.

It also alleged that Eveland wrongfully appropriated various items of county property to his own use.

The Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit investigated and prosecuted the case at the request of the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney, because it involved allegations of criminal misconduct by a former county employee.

Judge Wiebe ordered a pre-sentence report and set a sentencing hearing for June 28, 2012.

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