A former San Mateo County Community College IT director and his former employee admitted cheating the school of thousands of dollars in goods and selling them online.
Bradley John Witham -- the former director -- and Mark Anthony Bustos appeared in court to enter their pleas.
Witham pleaded no contest to three counts of document forgery and one count of embezzlement of public funds by a public official.
He also admitted stealing more than $65,000.
He was ordered back to court March 21 for sentencing, which under the plea agreement will be no more than five years in state prison, according to court documents.
Bustos pleaded no contest to one count of felony identity theft; as part of the plea agreement Busos will get no state prison, though 90 days local jail time was included in the deal.
Bustos was also placed on three years probation.
Witham and Bustos between 2006 and 2012 used the SMCCC District credit card to buy electronic items online, including computers, software, hard drives and memory sticks; they sold the items on Craigslist and eBay, according to court documents.
Witham also submitted three forged receipts for iPhones and a bunk bed set, documents state.
Witham resigned and moved to Australia and while there, learned that the district was investigating the embezzlment of funds.
Meanwhile, Busos hacked into the vice-chancellor's email and learned the county District Attorney's office was involved in the investigation.
It was unclear whether Witham was extradited for prosecution.
Witham remained in custody in lieu of $1 million.
Bustos was sentenced immediately.