A former San Mateo County Community College District employee appeared in court in Redwood City Friday afternoon for the first time on embezzling charges, according to prosecutors.
Bradley Witham, the former head of information technology for the San Mateo County Community College District, was arrested Thursday after he returned from a trip to Australia, prosecutors said.
He appeared in San Mateo County Superior Court Friday and pleaded not guilty to an embezzling charge. He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 14th at 1:30 p.m. to set a preliminary hearing date.
Witham's bail was set at $1 million and he remains in custody, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
His alleged conspirator, Mark Anthony Bustos, appeared in court previously and is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. to set a preliminary hearing date, prosecutors said. He has been released on bail.
Witham and Bustos allegedly embezzled more than $100,000 from the district, officials said.
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