Lost in all the blah-blah over King Ron’s dog problems and astronaut love-triangles was this little gem about a state worker accused of using her procurement card to spendÂ hundreds of thousands of taxpayer doughÂ on everything she could think of:
A state Department of Child Support Services analyst used a state credit card to embezzle $320,000, buying a flat-screen television, hot tub, gazebo, iPods, handcuffs, chains and whips, according to California Highway Patrol officials.
Carey Renee Aceves, 34, later fenced many of the items to buy a new Lexus, officials said. But even as her bosses began probing her purchases in January, Aceves was being trained to be make purchases for another state agency.
Wow, that’s some haul! Especially since, as recounted in the localÂ beancounters blog, it can be difficult under normal circumstances for state workers to buy day planners.
Frankly, I think Ms. Aceves has a future with Halliburton.