The Garfield County sheriff's office says Justin Baugh accepted a pair of felony charges of misuse of public funds.
The former business administrator for the Garfield County School District was arrested in 2010 after state auditors determined he misappropriated about $70,000 in public funds.
Special prosecutor Jerry Jaeger says Baugh returned about $50,000 almost immediately and will pay the rest in restitution.
Jaeger says Baugh wrote checks to himself, increased his matching 401(k) contribution, took unentitled health-care benefits and helped himself to generous travel stipends.
Baugh was sentenced on Thursday to 30 days in jail and three years of probation.
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