EL CAJON (CNS) - A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former Monte Vista High School baseball coach charged with theft stemming from his handling of team funds.
Larry Rinehart, 59, allegedly committed the theft while coaching at the East County school from 2003 to 2007, and is charged with one count of grand theft and two counts of theft by an employee, said Deputy District Attorney Daniel Shim.
Rinehart's 57-year-old wife, Margaret, is also charged with a single count of grand theft.
Each defendant faces up to three years in state prison if convicted, according to the prosecutor.
Authorities said the case had been under investigation for more than two years.
According to published reports, Larry Rinehart taught accounting and personal finance at Helix High School, in addition to coaching. He and his wife have filed for bankruptcy twice, once in 1995 and again in 2008.
A judge decides at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing whether the prosecution has enough evidence to warrant trial.
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