Jared Palmer, who embezzled more than $450,000 from the San Diego Workforce Partnership — with “great stealth, and great planning,” according to the judge — was sentenced February 12th to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $456,000 to the partnership.
He was facilities manager for the Workforce Development Board that provides training and placement to county individuals and employers. He was responsible for approving payments of invoices submitted by janitorial companies that cleaned the development board facilities. He told the contractors to purchase various items. He stole the items and replaced the invoices with phony ones.
He got away with it for five years before getting caught.