Bishop Police investigate apparent welfare embezzlement

pdBishop Police Chief Chris Carter confirmed that his department has launched an investigation into what he said appears to be the embezzlement of funds inside of the Inyo County Welfare Office in Bishop.

The Chief said this investigation is in the early stages and so not many details are available. Asked how much money is involved, Chief Carter said he and his officers do not yet know. He said that he has called people in from the State level to help separate fraudulent versus legitimate funds to determine the total amount of loss.

Chief Carter said some, but not all, suspects have been identified and no one is in custody. The apparent internal embezzlement will remain the subject of investigation with more details available later, according to the Chief.

Carter said, “As things stabilize, we will identify suspects and know the extent of the theft.”

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ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

so, the 47%ers dont like my comment? im shocked,now go cash your unemployment,ssi,disability and welfare checks while using your ebt cards

Jeremiah's Alter Ego
Jeremiah's Alter Ego
9 years ago

Ferdinand Obviously you didn’t see the entire 47% of what you are referencing to, you are talking about our military personnel, elders and students, yes of course there is lazy people and those that don’t earn their own keep but they are the ones that have to accept the fact… Read more »

Outsider
Outsider
9 years ago

At least they took the investigation outside the County this time. Obviously the crime wasn’t committed by a favorite of the CAO or personnel…it would have been swept under the rug and the reporting party would have been disciplined.

bomber
bomber
9 years ago
Reply to  Outsider

So true, standard SOP in INYO County is to sweep it under tha rug 🙂

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago
Reply to  Outsider

Sad, but true outsider. Bishops DA leads the way.

dustdevil
dustdevil
9 years ago

This is a shame. Too many lazy people in this world defraud the system as it is, whether it be welfare fraud,cash aid, or food stamps,or false medical claims. But to have an insider/s defraud the system is down right embarassing and obviously too easy to accomplish. The poor employees… Read more »

The way of the world
The way of the world
9 years ago
Reply to  dustdevil

Right on, dustdevil.
And as per usual, you will have those who will automatically whine:
“You see. Didn’t I tell you? See how those tax-eaters are?” and lump all public-sector employees into that negative category.

Such is the mindset today in today’s dark and growing colder world.

bomber
bomber
9 years ago

Got to keep those Big Fat Tax-eater Pensions well Funded, it’s a matter of national security !

Day is done
Day is done
9 years ago
Reply to  bomber

The day would’t be complete without someone whining about “tax-eaters.”
Now watch for “… and furthermore – those dirty liberals are at the …”

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

if you cant afford kids,dont have them.kids are for life,and i dont want to pay for other peoples stupi actions

familygal
familygal
9 years ago

ferdinand lopez……..what are you saying? that only rich people should be allow to have children? what kind of person are you?

Compassion?
Compassion?
9 years ago

Love the compassion you exhibit “ferdinand.”

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
9 years ago

….Sounds kinda like one of those right-wing rants a couple months ago…something like “If you don’t have health-care,the solution is……don’t get sick or ill”.

a nasty culture
a nasty culture
9 years ago

And as per usual, you have those who completely forget or simply don’t care about those little kids who have been born into families that are living in poverty. Bless the beasts and the children – For in this world they have no voice. They have no choice. Our culture… Read more »

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
9 years ago

welfare is an embezzlement of my tax dollars,how dare they double embezzle me

Starving children and Welfare
Starving children and Welfare
9 years ago

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last September showed another devastating increase in the number of children living in poverty. The numbers are grim and shameful. There are 16.1 million children—nearly one million more—living in poverty. Marian Wright Edelman with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Julia Cass chronicles the new… Read more »