City workers accused of padding time sheets appointed attorneys

RICHMOND, VA ( WWBT)- Two Richmond City workers accused of wasting your tax dollars were in court Friday morning.

A judge appointed attorneys for Richard Acors and Clinny Crochet II.  Both men, along with Robert Garrett Jr., were charged with felony obtaining money by false pretenses.

All three men will be back in court May 24.

Six other city employees were charged with misdemeanor charges of obtaining money by false pretenses.  Jimmie Hoke, Earl Sibley, Melton Woodson Sr., Theodore Wynne, Michael Maxey and Christopher Spain will be in court April 19.

The nine men, who worked for either the Department of Public Utilities or Public Works, are accused of padding their time sheets after a probe into overtime.

In all, $13,000 of your tax money was spent on overtime that wasn't really worked.

The mayor's office said the administration worked with the city auditor to bring the matter to justice, that's when an audit revealed the fraudulent overtime.

It's an issue that's prompted another audit on a much larger scale to make sure something like this isn't happening in other departments.

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