Letter: Correction officer in no-show job?

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The case described in "Pay-theft charges: Correction officer allegedly paid without working" [News, April 27] stinks in so many ways.

First, if an employee was collecting wages for hours he wasn't working for 21/2 years, county officials should have stopped it after a few months. They should have told the officer and a supervisor to cut it out. Just think of the thousands of dollars that could have been saved.

Second, based on the charges, there must have been several people involved. Co-workers would have had to know. A supervisor would have had to know. If the charges are proved, all of these people should be fired, lose their pensions and be prosecuted for stealing taxpayers' money.

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Randy Perlmutter, Oceanside

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