Campbell soccer coach accused of stealing from families arraigned Friday
The head coach for the Campbell Red Devils soccer team accused of stealing money from families and players was arraigned Friday.
During the court appearance, 56-year-old Phillip Atsas' bond was retained, and a preliminary hearing was set for December 6th.
The arraignment comes days after Atsas was arrested at church.
The arrest stems from allegations that he reached out to family members of his players and asking for donations and fees for them to be allowed to play and cover tournament costs.
Campbell police contacted a list of families who told them they had paid money to Atsas, but police say none of that money was ever turned over to the schools.
Superintendent Matt Bowen contacted police after noticing bookkeeping discrepancies indicating Atsas had been soliciting the donations.
Atsas faces six felony charges of theft in office, along with six misdemeanor counts of theft by deception.