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News - June 11, 2014

Menlo Park: Ex-employee gets jail sentence for stealing gas

A former Menlo Park public works employee charged with stealing gas from city-owned pumps has been sentenced to 60 days in county jail and three years of supervised probation.

Juan Gonzales Alvarez, 52, who worked for the city for about 25 years at the time of his arrest in July 2013, pleaded no contest on June 5 in San Mateo County Superior Court to one count of felony embezzlement.

He was charged with taking 503 gallons of gas, worth approximately $1,800, for personal purposes during a four-month period in 2012, according to police.

Investigators searching his home allegedly found a police badge and jacket that had been stolen from the department one week earlier, the report said.

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