The past president of the College Republicans organization at Cal State Bakersfield has been accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his employer, KGET-TV reported Wednesday.
Police arrested Jake Thomasy, 25, Monday night at Lengthwise on Calloway Drive. He's accused of embezzling about $60,000 from the business, according to KGET.
Thomasy, who is now out on bail, was in the news earlier this month when his organization considered bringing Milo Yiannopoulos to CSUB. The group, facing a deadline to finalize an Oct. 25 speaking event with university officials, ultimately dropped its efforts to bring the controversial conservative firebrand to Bakersfield. Yiannopoulos was reportedly charging $20,000 for his visit.
Thomasy, a candidate for the Central Valley vice chairman of California College Republicans, is the past president of CSUB College Republicans. He previously worked for former Assemblywoman Shannon Grove and has worked on several Central Valley campaigns, according to the CCR website.
Thomasy is due in court at the end of October, KGET reported.