Bloomfield ex-parks head no longer faces felony

September 1, 2012 • State News

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a felony embezzlement charge filed against the former parks director of Bloomfield.

Bob Carman had been accused of taking sheets of metal belonging to the northwestern [auth] New Mexico community. He allegedly had a city employee use the metal, worth about $500 a sheet, to repair his horse trailer.

The chief deputy of the local District Attorney’s Office says prosecutors didn’t believe they could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Dustin O’Brien tells the Farmington Daily Times ( ) that intent to commit a crime wasn’t clear.

Carman’s attorney says prosecutors never had a legitimate case and that he’s pleased they came to their senses.

Carman had been fired from his city position in July 2011.

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