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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:00 pm

A 29-year-old West Glacier man was given a six-year deferred sentence Thursday in Flathead District Court after admitting he embezzled money from the Three Rivers Quick Response Unit.

Cody Westgard was also ordered to pay more than $19,000 in restitution, although a document filed by the Flathead County Attorney’s Office initially alleged he had embezzled more than $28,000 from the organization.

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          Welcome to the discussion.

          6 comments:

          • Rebel Rouser posted at 1:10 pm on Sun, Feb 17, 2013.

            Rebel Rouser Posts: 1564

            Once again Ate One, your response is off the mark. What if Cody Westgard was THE person who saved your (or mother's, son's, daughter's, wife's, etc., etc.) life after a hypothetical car accident last year? Would you still want him to spend the rest of his life in prison? He should have to pay back all of the money he stole (with reasonable interest), maybe a short stint of incarceration, and a buttload of community service to repay his transgression. Who is the victim in this crime? Should we spend another $150,000.00-$250,000.00 worth of incarceration costs to redeem his soul?? Maybe we need to consider the total scope of crime and punishment before we commit slander, libel, and attempt to obfuscate the integrity of His Honor, District Court Judge, Ted Lympus.

            Or, maybe you should form a lynch mob and hang the B@stard!!!

             
          • 888111 posted at 11:47 am on Sun, Feb 17, 2013.

            888111 Posts: 541

            hey lympus,if it was such a inexcusable crime why give him a deferred sentence,i guess its ok to steal and get very little fine and no jail time,great going limp wrist lympus,get out of office why don't ya

             
          • kalispellnurse posted at 11:26 am on Sun, Feb 17, 2013.

            kalispellnurse Posts: 64

            OPPRESSOR....as I'm sure you're aware, the unfortunate part of Flathead Valley EMS as a whole, is the high quantity of morons that they're forced to utilize as volunteers. Too often, patient care and professionalism are sacrified just because someone is willing to show up. There are great volunteers in this area that do an amazing job and deserve many accolades, its just unfortunate that they are so often overshadowed by crap like this.

             
          • Mommy Dearest posted at 10:33 am on Sun, Feb 17, 2013.

            Mommy Dearest Posts: 845

            Bird72

            Is it just me or was there a front page story saying something to the effect that the jail is a bit overcrowded with violent offenders hence the non violent crooks get a "stay out of jail card"?

            Too bad he gets off with only restitution, I agree.

             
          • bird72 posted at 9:09 am on Sun, Feb 17, 2013.

            bird72 Posts: 102

            Maybe I'm old fashioned, but 19K of theft should be punished. What is missing from this story? Great lawyer he had? Influence in the community? White, middle class, and a nice guy? Good ole boy from here? I'm being sarcastic, but SOMETHING is missing from this story. Sentencing in this valley seems odd at best.

             
          • OPPRESSOR posted at 8:25 am on Sun, Feb 17, 2013.

            OPPRESSOR Posts: 27

            It is my understanding that this individual is still operating as an ambulance worker here in the Flathead.

             

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