Former Santa Barbara County Fire Employee Arrested
Santa Barbara - August 30th, 2013
Former Santa Barbara County Fire Department Employee, Robert Perez, was arrested
today, August 30, following a four month long investigation by the Santa Barbara
County Sheriff’s Office. Perez, who is retired from the Santa Barbara County
Fire Department, is charged with grand theft and filing false tax returns.
Through arrangements with his attorney, Perez voluntarily turned himself in to
the Sheriff’s Office at 10 a.m. today and was subsequently arrested and booked
at the Santa Barbara County Jail.
alleged misappropriation of funds and tax evasion occurred
during the time Perez held the position of Insurance Administrator with the
Santa Barbara County Firefighter’s Local 2046. The Firefighter’s Union notified
the Sheriff’s Office regarding the alleged criminal activity in March of 2013
which prompted an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal
Perez is being held at the Santa
Barbara County Jail on $110,000 bail. The case has been handed over to the
Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office.
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