County worker has inmate help him in side job

County worker has inmate help him in side job
Photo: Ricci Chavez

EL DORADO – An El Dorado County maintenance worker was caught doing side jobs using inmate labor.

Arrested and charged with felony embezzlement was 33-year-old Ricci Chavez.

Chavez was clearing brush at a home in El Dorado county, and worked at the home for several days with an inmate assisting him.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Anthony Prencipe said, “As far as I’ve been told, the homeowner was not aware that it was an inmate. I don’t believe they were wearing any clothing that was marking them as that during those working hours. They usually supposed to be wearing clothing that marks them.”

Chavez, after being arrested, is no longer in custody. He has been placed on administrative leave.

County worker has inmate help him in side job was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by admin
Categories: El Dorado
Tags: embezzlement

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