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Hanretty gets pension despite his conviction

Original post made on Dec 18, 2013

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was recently released on probation from state prison for stealing or misappropriating money from both districts, has been receiving more than $41,000 a year in pension pay-outs since retiring in February 2012, about five months before he pleaded "no contest" to six felony charges related to the misdeeds.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 11:23 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Number of the beast
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Dec 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Time to let Timmy slide. As Inigo Montoya said, "There's not a lot of money in revenge."

Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Dec 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Another example of how crime pays! Trust this low-life will quietly leave town. : (

Posted by Susan SMith
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Always Barbara Woods going after Hanretty....The State law is the State law on pensions, so basically, so what....How about chasing down some of the Woodside Elementary school board members who were elected to pay attention?

Posted by Doug
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Dec 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

His pension should be intercepted as payment toward restitution. Ask the DA if that may be done despite the pendency of the appeal.

Posted by GoodDog
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

Going to get bashed for this post because people will be able to claim moral high ground, but here goes...

It is always interesting to me to see people say a public pension should be pulled for a crime. Has anybody ever lost social security over a crime? In fact, we give criminals SS to criminals for being 'mental ill' or otherwise incapacitated. How about we let public employees get what they earned, but penalize them with jail/prison just like we do with everybody else?

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I think this is a good thing, because it means he should be able to pay restitution.

Posted by Too Many Boards
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Another example of too many School Boards with to many administrators collecting too much money from the taxpayers. Even with only one school in the Woodside district, they fox still got the hens!!

Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Dec 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I generally agree with your points, GoodDog, and with Hmmm as well.

Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

And what do you all think the restitution will came from?? All of It can't be taken at once or do you suggest he collect welfare until the restitution has been paid in full. I agree with Hmmm as well.

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