A former employee faces felony charges in connection with an alleged years-long embezzlement scheme that cost the owners of Toscano RV Center in Los Banos nearly $500,000, according to Merced County Superior Court records.

The ex-employee, James Joshua Medina, 37, of Newman, has pleaded not guilty.

Medina worked as a manager for the parts department the family-owned Toscano RV for 10 years and had access to business accounts that allowed him to place orders, according to Merced County Sheriff’s Office investigation reports. The business sells RV parts throughout the country.

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