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November 5, 2015: Former Court Clerk Sentenced in Theft Case

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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A former Los Angeles County Superior Court clerk was sentenced today to 500 hours of community service for stealing more than $6,000 in court fees, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Linda Mascorro, 60, was placed on probation for three years and ordered to pay $6,345 in restitution to the court by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Horwitz in case BA438293. She pleaded guilty on Oct. 14 to one felony count of misappropriation of public funds.

Mascorro admitted stealing the money between 2010 and 2014 while she worked as a clerk at the Pomona courthouse. The Covina resident stole money meant for the courts while processing and collecting fees from individuals filing civil name change petitions.

Deputy District Attorney Michele Gilmer with the Public Integrity Division prosecuted the case.

The case was investigated by auditors with the Superior Court of California.