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BOMBSHELL: County Employees Bought TVs, DVD Players With Tax Dollars

First Posted: 08/16/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:50 PM ET

Probation Department Scandal

latimes.com:

I'm told the next bombshell will be the revelation that some employees appear to have been ripping off taxpayers by using county-issued credit cards for personal items, including LCD televisions, DVD players, Sony PlayStations and video games, and barbecue grills. Now maybe some of that loot will turn out to have been authorized, but I can tell you they're having trouble finding the stuff at county offices.

The purchases were made at Best Buy, Sears and Home Depot, I'm told, and at times there were so-called split purchases, in which the shopper made separate buys, perhaps to avoid calling attention to any single large haul.

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Filed by Billy Silverman  |