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updated: Jan 17, 2013, 9:00 PM

The former head of the Santa Barbara County Pest Control District, who allegedly spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on personal items, may settle before the case reaches trial.

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 COMMENT 364727P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-17 10:10 PM

Where do I sign up-I will really rip them off and if caught just pay them off-GREAT ODDS


 COMMENT 364741P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 03:40 AM

What's with the piddly amounts he was taking? Why not remodel your house, while you're at it, like some have done?


 COMMENT 364742 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 05:15 AM

Was it really worth it?


 COMMENT 364757 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 07:15 AM

Maybe he just got confused and thought it was his EBT card. Doesn't everyone have one these days?


 COMMENT 364779 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 08:07 AM

Usually when the city or county employees get caught screwing up they still release them with their retirement and benefits


 COMMENT 364793 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 08:46 AM

Where does he live? Lets all as a community go pay him a visit. He did steal our hard earned money. Lets let these rats know we won't put up with it!


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 09:23 AM

Do these thieves really think they will get away with it? Wonder who he thinks will hire him for a job. Maybe Fielding, they don't do background checks.


 COMMENT 364824P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 10:08 AM

Ha, ha, ha.......the rat was head of Vector Control....ha, ha, ha.


 COMMENT 364825P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 10:10 AM

Small potatoes compared to what the private sector gets away with. And their "expenses" are tax deductible so we all pay them as well. Basically it just goes to show that many are easy prey for even such minor temptation. He probably just fell into the "system" in which he rationalized that everyone was doing it. Congratulations to those who audited his accounts, caught and prosecuted.


 COMMENT 364845 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 10:43 AM

Glad they caught this small time crook. Wish they would do something about Korzine or any of the banksters that take us for BILLIONS.


 COMMENT 364932 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-18 01:53 PM

Small potatoes compared to what happens in other departments in the City....

Why is the woman who embezzled $1 million from the SBPD 1-1/2 years ago out on bail and still hasn't even had a preliminary hearing? Sure would be nice if the DA would get on with it already so she could start paying back OUR MONEY!!!!


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