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Police arrest former Los Altos city employee

Original post made on Feb 8, 2012

A former City of Los Altos employee suspected of stealing more than $30,000 from the city through fraudulent transactions surrendered Monday, Feb. 6, to police, who had obtained a $50,000 arrest warrant for the employee, police said.

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Posted by gcoladon
a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

It never fails to make me sad to read about dishonest or fraudulent behavior. Not that I don't ever expect it to happen. But every instance of it is a shame.

Should people just be resigned to it? Is there anything proactive we can be doing to discourage dishonest behavior?


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Posted by vfree
a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm

WOW, that's equal to almost 2 years of what the State and County steals from my paycheck.


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Posted by Yep
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Yes, there is a human way to handle people who steal from others that is employed very successfully in Singapore and would work extremely well for white collar crimes - caning i.e., flogging and then mandatory debtor prison.


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Posted by kman
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm

"independent certified professional accounting firm to review"

If all government agency had this done, CA deficit would be reduced by half.


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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Death penalty.


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