Today’s must-read: AJ on police embezzlement case
Alameda police are seeking criminal charges against a former part-time parking tech who, they said, falsified his time sheets to collect more than $16,000 in unearned pay, the Alameda Journal’s Peter Hegarty reported Friday.
Police believe the 26-year-old former employee, who they have not yet named, began falsifying his time sheets when he was hired by the department in January 2007. Police discovered the discrepancies on September 2 and fired the man six days later, Hegarty reported.
The department is asking the district attorney to charge the man with embezzlement, and they are seeking restitution for what they said was unearned pay, Hegarty reported. And he said the department is taking steps to prevent a similar incident from happening again.