ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former northern New Mexico school superintendent accused of using fraudulent credentials will not face jail time under his guilty plea to a fraud charge.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Charles Trujillo will serve no more than five years of probation under a plea deal accepted Monday.

Trujillo was accused of doctoring credentials such as college transcripts that allowed him to secure a $100,000 per year job as superintendent of Mora Public Schools.

The agreement would let Trujillo seek an early release from probation after 30 months and contains a provision that would remove the felony conviction from his record if he successfully completes probation.

District Attorney Richard Flores defended the agreement and said none of the victims wanted to see Trujillo go to jail.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal,