MADRAS, OR -- The former Madras Aquatic Center Director will serve 30 days in jail for theft. 39-year old Joseph McHaney pleaded 'No contest' in Jefferson County Circuit Court to 3 counts of theft, 3 counts of computer crimes, and 1 count of official misconduct. He has also been ordered to pay back $7,353 in restitution.
McHaney was charged in March for stealing money from the MAC and from the Jefferson County Kids Club. Investigators from the Oregon Department of Justice concluded he did so, mostly, by voiding cash transactions and pocketing the money.
The MAC placed McHaney on Paid Administrative leave in April and fired him in June. McHaney had been named Outstanding Director of the Year by the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce in 2017.