Oregon man gets 2 years in prison in Bend embezzlement case

BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing $700,000 from his employer in Bend was sentenced to two years in prison.

KTVZ-TV reports William Walton III of Bend was sentenced Monday after entering an Alford plea earlier this year to two charges of first-degree aggravated theft.

In an Alford plea, a person doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a likely conviction.

Walton was arrested in 2015 and accused of embezzling from Jack Robinson and Sons, a general contracting company.

Walton also was ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution.