People v. John Stewart Mathieson
updated: Sep 30, 2013, 12:22 PM
Source: District Attorney
District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on September 26, 2013, John
Stewart Mathieson, age 35, of Santa Barbara, California, pled no contest to one
count of felony embezzlement. Mathieson, who was employed as a manager at the
Fiesta 5 Theatre, located at 916 State Street, admitted to stealing almost $5,200
in cash from the theatre between April 1, 2013 and June 2, 2013. Mathieson also
admitted to detectives from the Santa Barbara Police Department that he destroyed
paperwork to cover up his theft and the investigation also revealed that he
disabled security cameras which were monitoring the area where the thefts took
Mathieson will be sentenced on November 21, 2013.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Gary Gemberling.
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