A man who fancied himself as a Sherlock Holmes character while stealing and defrauding bookkeeping clients has been sent to state prison for eight years and to pay just under $100,000 in restitution to his victims.
Gerard Beaudoin, who used the Shakespearian name of Quentin Stanhope, was given that sentence as a plea bargain with the prosecution.
Beaudoin was a fairly well known businessman associated with Q-Tax of Lincoln City which even did some accounting verification work for the city of Lincoln City in terms of room tax collections. Other bookkeeping functions involved a number of other Lincoln City businesses who contended that Beaudoin had stolen from them.
Beaudoin is also wanted in New Orleans by authorities there.