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A former director of property management for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic in San Francisco was sentenced Friday to a year in jail and one year of probation for embezzling more than $30,000 from the nonprofit, prosecutors said. James Holland, 41, pleaded guilty Dec. 6 to collecting about $15,000 in rent money from tenants at the housing clinic and depositing the money into his personal bank account, police and prosecutors said.
Holland also placed an ad on Craigslist and moved a new tenant into a unit without notifying other THC officials, then set up a post office box to collect a total of $18,000 in rent from that tenant, according to prosecutors. The crimes took place over a 16-month stretch between June 2008 and September 2009, prosecutors said. Holland was arrested in October and charged with embezzlement, grand theft and 19 counts of forgery — one for each check he deposited into his own account.
He pleaded guilty to all charges after agreeing to a deal with the court over the objection of prosecutors, who had sought a stiffer sentence. Judge Bruce Chan also ordered Holland to pay $33,000 in restitution to the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, district attorney’s office spokesman Omid Talai said. He was also ordered to stay away from all 23 THC locations around the city.
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