SANTA ANA, Calif. – Two former Detention and Release Officers (DRO) were convicted and sentenced today for abusing their timecards and costing the taxpayers of Orange County thousands of dollars. Glen Alan Green, 65, Huntington Beach, and Clyde Richard Nelson, 67, Chino Hills, pleaded guilty today, Feb. 3, 2016, to one misdemeanor count of grand theft by an employee. The defendants paid full restitution up front and were sentenced to three years of probation and 60 days in jail.
At the time of the crime, Green and Nelson were employed as DROs at the Superior Court of California, County of Orange (Superior Court of Orange County). An administrative investigation was conducted by the Superior Court of Orange County and reported to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, who then conducted a criminal investigation.
Between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014, Green and Nelson would arrive late to work, leave early, or not show up at all, and submitted timecards showing normal working hours. The defendants engaged in a conspiracy by covering for each other when the other was not at work. The total loss per the Superior Court of Orange County was $2,963 for Nelson and $5,343 for Green. The defendants are no longer employed at the Superior Court of Orange County.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman of the Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted this case.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 16CM00636 / February 03, 2016