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ROY MAN GUILTY OF THEFT

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A Roy man was convicted Friday of theft by receiving for pocketing some of the $400,000 that his wife embezzled from a fast food management corporation.

Lee Garcia, 40, could be sentenced to serve from one to 15 years in prison. Second District Judge Stanton Taylor set sentencing for Nov. 13.The three-woman five-man jury took about two hours to convict Garcia of the second degree felony.

Earlier in the week, Taylor declared a mistrial after one of the jurors spoke up and said he was prejudiced against Hispanics. A new jury was then selected.

Garcia's wife, Wendy Covington Garcia, was also sentenced to serve from one to 15 years in prison after she entered a guilty plea to theft last May.

The former bookkeeper admitted to stealing the money from K&G Management Service Corp.