Thursday, October 15, 2015
Former Court Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Filing Fees
By a MetNews Staff Writer
A former Los Angeles Superior Court employee pled guilty yesterday to misappropriating more than $6,000 in filing fees, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Linda Mascorro, 60, was ordered to return to Department 50 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Nov. 5 for sentencing in case BA438293. She pled guilty to one felony count of misappropriation of public funds, after having originally been charged with 15 counts.
Deputy District Attorney Michele Gilmer with the Public Integrity Division said in a release that Mascorro will be sentenced to 500 hours of community service, placed on probation for three years, and ordered to pay $6,345 in restitution to the court.
Mascorro admitted stealing more than $6,000 between 2010 and 2014 while she worked as a clerk at the Pomona courthouse, the District Attorney’s Office said. The Covina resident stole money while processing and collecting fees from individuals filing civil name change petitions.
The district attorney credited auditors with the Superior Court for their work investigating the case.
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