January 18, 2018
By Frank Gayaldo
After investigating Sheriff Moore for allegedly embezzling from his own evidence room, the San Joaquin County Grand Jury made several findings, including these two bizarre conclusions:
1) Evidence was not missing, it was just “misplaced”.
2) The Sheriff should be allowed to complete his own audit, on or before December 31, 2017.
In the below July 28, 2017 Grand Jury response letter, Sheriff Moore stated “[the audit] currently is anticipated to be completed by the end of October of 2017”.
As of January 16, 2018, the public has not been notified if Sheriff Moore’s internal audit determined if Sheriff Moore or his subordinates have embezzled from the evidence room, or if the “misplaced” evidence former Grand Jury spokesman Bert Brown told Fox 40’s Kay Recede about was ever located.
In other related news, it has come to 209 Times’ attention that the Sheriff is doing an “open recruitment” for an evidence custodian.