- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A former Lynwood city employee has been arrested on suspicion he embezzled more than $27,000 from the city employees’ union.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office says Eric Gonzalez could face four felony counts of grand theft by embezzlement.

He was taken into custody Wednesday.

Gonzalez, a civil engineering technician, served as president of the nonprofit Lynwood Employees Association between 2011 and 2012.

Prosecutors allege that during that time, Gonzalez made at least four unauthorized cash withdrawals. Fellow board members discovered the withdrawals and contacted authorities.

If convicted, Gonzalez faces up to five years in jail. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.


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