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Nine Richmond City employees arrested

Richard Acors Richard Acors
Robert Garrett Robert Garrett
Clinny Crochet, II Clinny Crochet, II

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Nine Richmond employees are accused of falsifying their time sheets with hours they didn't work.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Hollomon confirms the nine employees charged in this case work for the City Departments of Public Works and Public Utilities.

Neither the city nor police have released the workers names, but we did some digging and found court records on the three charged with a felony: they are Clinny Crochet, II, Robert Garrett and Richard Acors. The arrest warrants show the alleged crime occurred from January to March of this year.

The workers are accused of billing the city for overtime they didn't work.

The arrests and charges stem from an investigation by the city auditor's office, but auditor Umesh Dalal would not release his findings or comment until after a meeting with the mayor's administration.

All nine are charged with obtaining money by false pretense.  Three face a felony charge.  The rest are misdemeanors.  

Hollomon says the employees were notified about the charge two days ago and were given the option to surrender or be picked up by cops, but said most surrendered at the police department.

A report by the auditor's office is expected to be released tomorrow.

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