Thief’s sentencing delayed
The woman who admitted embezzling money from the No Name Saloon and Butcher’s Chop House will likely not be sentenced until at least January.
Lesley Campbell, 43, appeared in Third District Court at Silver Summit briefly recently, but Judge Bruce Lubeck delayed sentencing her.
He indicated the amount of money that she took has not been detailed and there are widely divergent figures. Lubeck said the amount of money she took will be a factor in his sentencing.
There was discussion between the judge and attorneys about figures ranging between $56,000 and $96,000. Lubeck set another court date for Jan. 5, when the sides will discuss the amount of money that was taken. Campbell’s attorney indicated a hearing is needed to determine how much restitution she owes as well.
"They shouldn’t get more than they are entitled to. They shouldn’t get less," the judge said about the No Name and Butcher’s.
There is a dispute about how much unearned overtime pay was put on her paychecks, and the No Name and Butcher’s must review credit-card bills to determine if she is responsible for some charges.
Campbell could be sentenced on Jan. 5.
Campbell pleaded guilty in September to a second-degree felony theft charge. A misdemeanor charge of unlawfully using a financial transaction card was dismissed.
A second-degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence of between one and 15 years and a $10,000 fine.
Campbell was the office manager of the two places. Jesse Shetler, the principal owner of the No Name and Butcher’s, went to the police in April reporting the embezzlement.
Campbell acknowledged to investigators she began taking the money in September 2007 to pay her rent and other expenses, according to court documents filed against her.
The documents indicate she "padded her paychecks" by giving herself unearned overtime, she took cash from bank deposits and then covered it up by manipulating No Name receipts, and she used a company credit card for school supplies, gas, groceries and other goods meant for herself.
She stole approximately $46,638.68, according to the June court filing.
Shetler has said the loss for the businesses could total approximately $130,000, including the money she stole, penalties, late fees and interest charged by banks, vendors, credit-card companies and tax collectors.
The embezzlement is among the largest known cases on Main Street. It is rare for cases on Main Street to reach more than $10,000.
Shetler, who was in the courtroom when Campbell appeared, said in an interview in July the lost money put the two places in a bind, with an end-of-season employee party scuttled and Butcher’s improvements canceled.
Campbell was fired in April, after the irregularities were discovered, according to Shetler.
Shelter has said the case was a "real awakening." He had budgeted to make sure the two places were financially sound for Park City’s offseason, but instead he was left in a "serious, serious crunch."
Butcher’s and the No Name are well-known establishments in downtown Park City, with the No Name being especially noteworthy. Housed in a historic building at 447 Main St., the No Name regularly draws crowds.
The No Name is in a building where a nightclub called the Alamo once operated, and its Main Street-facing facade is shaped like the Texas landmark. The No Name Saloon moniker is a result of a lawsuit years ago between Shetler and the owners of the Alamo nightclub that once operated in the same building. They kept the name after they left for a nearby address.
Afterward, Shetler indicated other names were not worthy of the historic building, leading him to adopt the No Name Saloon as the name.
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