Pay them more so they don’t have to steal taxpayers’ gas.
Salinas police said they arrested Alisal Union School District worker Victoria Ponce, 62, and her husband Juan Ortega, 58, Monday morning for stealing from district gas pumps multiple times.
The district superintendent said Ponce was a long-time district employee who was busted by people she works with.
“Today, she submitted her letter resigning from the district,” Alisal Union Superintendent Dr. Esperanza Zendejas said.
Ponce worked in the transportation department as both a dispatcher and sometimes bus driver she’s even been a local school union president.
“She’s a past CSEA president of our bargaining unit here,” Zendejas said.
Followup – 11/14/08, both Ponce & Ortega pleaded guilty.
Victoria Ponce, a former district employee, pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.
Ponce’s husband, Juan Ortega, pleaded guilty to one count of petty theft and was sentenced to 15 days in jail.