Town Square

Post a New Topic

FBI charges two former county employees with theft from estates they were overseeing

Original post made on Jun 25, 2012

==B Update:== The FBI has charged two former employees of San Mateo County with theft and conspiracy to commit theft in connection with their roles in overseeing the disposition of the assets of residents who die without wills or estate administrators.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 25, 2012, 1:12 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Missing information, a resident of another community
on Jun 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

What's missing from this is that our elected D.A., Stephen Wagstaffe, had supervisory responsibility for these employees until July 2011, when he transferred this function to the San Mateo County health department.

The thefts were discovered ALMOST IMMEDIATELY after the transfer. To me, this means they were OBVIOUS and APPARENT.

Why were these thefts not discovered by Wagstaffe and his management team?

At best, he's not fit to run that office.


Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Who was supervising these people before they were transfered to the Health Department? The DA's office. Some people, up to and including the DA, have things to answer for. Just like the Hanretty case, this screams of a lack of PROPER oversigt. Is this what we elect our DA to do? Toally drop the ball? I don't think so. It's a shame no one ran against him when he was elected. He doesn't seem to be any more competent than his predecessor.


Posted by Agreed, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I have to agree if the information posted by Missing Information is correct. A district attorney should have more experience controlling and preventing criminal conduct than a health department.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 2,161 views

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,873 views

What is the new couple's paradigm these days?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,106 views

A Street Fair by Any Other Name
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 539 views

Separate Entrances for BMR and Market Rate Apartments?
By Stuart Soffer | 0 comments | 290 views