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Salt Lake County Landfill Employee Charged With Misuse of Public Money

Salt Lake County Landfill Employee Charged With Misuse of Public Money

A former Salt Lake County landfill employee was charged Tuesday with misusing public money after police say he stole at least $25,000 in facility fees while working as a cashier.

Raymond Gilbert Fernandez, 29, of West Jordan, is accused of manipulating the receipt and point of sale systems at the Salt Lake Valley Solid Waste Management Facility to set aside cash for himself between April 2011 and December 2013.

Fernandez is charged in 3rd District Court with misuse of public money, a second-degree felony; theft, also a second-degree felony; and six counts of forgery, a third-degree felony. His conversation with a woman who is currently charged in a similar alleged scheme at the landfill was used to investigate the case against him, court documents indicate.

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