Ex-City employee sentenced for stealing $23,000 from City of Yum


Ex-City employee sentenced for stealing $23,000 in City of Yuma property

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YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - A former City of Yuma employee pleads guilty to theft after police found stolen property inside his home.

Hector Valenzuela now faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison.

It's been more than a year since he was caught with $23,000 worth of gas and garden supplies that belonged to the City of Yuma.

Valenzuela worked for the City of Yuma for 19 years.

He was originally charged with fraud, trafficking stolen property and theft.

Valenzuela will be sentenced in May.


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