SAN DIEGO — The migrant education director of the Fallbrook Union High School District pleaded guilty Wednesday to one felony count of forgery after he billed San Diego County for student work that was not performed.
Arturo Santoyo, 35, entered his plea before Municipal Judge Laura P. Hammes, who set sentencing for Nov. 6.
Santoyo, a Chula Vista resident who has worked for the district for six years, faces a maximum of three years in state prison and a $10,000 fine.
Under the terms of a plea bargain, Santoyo is prohibited from ever working for the district after Nov. 1. He also is prohibited from working for any other school district in California before September, 1987.
The judge could reduce Santoyo's conviction to a misdemeanor if he successfully completes his probationary period. Deputy Dist. Atty. John Heisner said the district attorney's office would not oppose a reduction.