Thursday, June 2, 2011

Former Deputy Sheriff In California Sentenced For Embezzling $454K From Municipality

Joseph Dyer, 56, of Los Angeles County, California, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for embezzling about $454,000 in towing fees from the City of La Puenta, Caliofornia where he oversaw the auto impound program. Authorities alleged that over a period of about 6 1/2 years, from June 2001 through December 2007, Dyer was pocketing some of the towing fees paid by citizens, rather than delivering them to city hall. Dyer and his wife, Lydia Dyer, 48, had been indicted in July 2009 for the thefts and for not reporting income for tax purposes. They both plead no contest on April 7th, 2011 - Joseph Dyer to the felony charge of public officer crime and Lydia Dyer to misdemeanor filing of a false tax return. She received a sentence of 12 months probation. The couple has reportedly paid $454,588 in restitution plus $100,000 in investigatory costs. The Dyers paid an additional $44,149 in back taxes and interest.

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