Accused embezzler to face charge in Douglas County
Accused embezzler and Little League coach Steve Kolesnik spoke about youth sports while waiting for his case to be called at El Dorado County Superior Court.
Kolesnik’s appearance Tuesday was a step to make sure his matter was moved to Tahoe Township Justice Court in Douglas County.
On Monday, Kolesnik will appear in the Nevada courtroom to face one count of felony theft.
A former manager for Tahoe Shores Mobile Home Park, Kolesnik is accused of pocketing rent money he was charged to collect. A report by a Douglas County sheriff’s investigator alleges as much as $102,000 was discovered missing between July 2003 to August 2004.
The park has been in the news since the owner announced he plans to convert the area into a beach club. The beach club idea is under review for potential environmental impacts.
Kolesnik donned a blue sweatshirt and jeans for his Tuesday court appearance before Judge Suzanne Kingsbury. His face was cleanshaven. He was overheard chatting with his attorney about youth sports.
But a reporter’s request for comment was refused with a simple “no.”
Kolesnik will be booked and released when he reports to Douglas County at noon. An hour later he is scheduled to appear at Tahoe Township Justice Court for an arraignment to hear his charges and enter a plea.
Arrested at his home in California on a Douglas County warrant last month, Kolesnik has to go through legal proceedings in El Dorado County Superior Court before he can face his charge in Nevada.
“Everything is going as scheduled,” said defense attorney Joe Laub.
A single felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, $10,000 in fines and possible restitution fees.
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