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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/21/2011

No criminal charges in Va. no-show worker case

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk’s prosecutor says there’s not enough evidence to file criminal charges in the case of a Community Services Board employee who collected pay and benefits for 12 years without showing up for work.

Media outlets report that Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood announced the decision in a letter delivered Wednesday evening to acting Police Chief Sharon Chamberlin.

While no criminal charges will be filed, Underwood says the police investigation raises questions about the board’s prior management operations.

Last year, board Executive Director Maureen Womack fired or forced five workers to resign after she discovered that an employee suspended in 1998 continued to receive pay and benefits until May 2010. The pay and benefits totaled more than $300,000.

By the Associated Press  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Categories:  Virginia

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