County employee arrested

Union Democrat staff

Tuolumne County District Attoney's Office investigators Tuesday arrested a county transportation planner who is suspected of using county resources for personal use.

Mahesh Sukumar is facing felony charges of unauthorized use of computer systems, fraudulently obtaining telephone services and grand theft, according to a press release from the DAs Office.

"An arrest warrant was obtained following an investigation which produced evidence that Sukumar was brokering airline tickets from his work-station during work hours using the county computer system and telephone services," the DAs statement said.

He did not use county funding to purchase the tickets but made thousands of phone calls, according to the DAs Office.

For a full report, see Wednesday's edition of The Union Democrat.

11872201
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Tuolumne County residents plan McClintock protest

02/16/2017

People on both sides of the polarized political spectrum in Tuolumne County ... more

Authorities ID driver in fatal J59 wreck

02/17/2017

A Sonora doctor has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as ... more

Jury acquits Barrett on two charges

02/17/2017

A Calaveras County Superior Court jury found Jeremiah Barrett not guilty Friday ... more

McClintock supporters, protesters call for peaceful event

02/20/2017

With people speculating about what could become the largest protest Sonora has ... more