by Sheila Gardner

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June 18, 2013
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Dairy Queen embezzler gets another chance

A 43-year-old man, who has continued to disregard a court order to repay $28,000 he stole as manager of Dairy Queen, was given another chance Monday to make good on the restitution.

District Judge Michael Gibbons ordered Carl Wilson back to court on Aug. 19 for review, and said he must file a report the first of every month beginning in July stating his progress.

As he has done in past appearances, Wilson claimed he had jobs waiting for him at Scolari’s in Yerington, and at a fast-food restaurant.

Last month he said he was hired at Scolari’s and a pizza parlor, but told the judge Monday he was still on the waiting list for Scolari’s, and hadn’t worked. He said he has a job at McDonald’s.

His lawyer, Jamie Henry, said Wilson didn’t get a copy of the latest court order because it was sent to an incorrect address.

“You can’t go on the way your are, making a mockery of this,” Gibbons told Wilson. “If you’re not going to do it (pay restitution), just go to prison. This is your last chance. You’re managing to live and have somebody else support you. When you pay nothing at all, it implies you don’t care.”

Wilson asked the judge for another chance.

“I ask you not to send me to prison, and to give me one more opportunity,” Wilson said. “I will have employment.”

Prosecutor Laurie Trotter asked that Wilson’s probation be revoked.

“This the exact same position we were in last month,” Trotter said. “He told us he had two jobs lined up when he did not. He’s only paid $200 since his sentencing.”

In March 2011, Wilson was placed on five years probation, and ordered to repay $27,785 he stole from Minden Dairy Queen at $775 a month.

The crime occurred from August through October 2010.

He was sentenced by former District Judge Dave Gamble to 36 months in Nevada state prison, suspended, and placed on five years probation.

Wilson said last month he was engaged to a woman in Lyon County who agreed to support him so all his earnings could be directed toward restitution.

On Monday, Gibbons reiterated his order that Wilson pay 50 percent of his gross monthly income toward restitution.

“I don’t have a violation report, but I expect I will next time,” Gibbons said.

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