One of two defendants accused in the embezzlement of a half-million dollars from Flying J Inc. has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a plea bargain.

Thomas Nuttal, 35, of Logan, pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of second-degree felony theft. Ten other counts were dismissed. First District Judge Clint Judkins set sentencing for Aug. 16.Defense attorney Walter Bug-den asked the judge for the extended sentencing date to give Nuttal time to sell his assets in order to repay the company.

Nuttal and Bradley M. Jardine, 31, also of Logan, were accused in the alleged embezzlement of $550,018 from Flying J. The two had worked in Flying J's corporate offices in Brigham City. Nuttal was an accounts payable manager.

Jardine's arraignment Monday was continued to July 5 after deputy Box Elder County attorney Roger Baron said additional charges may be filed. Jardine is charged with nine counts of second-degree felony theft.