YOU'VE JUST GOT TO BE KIDDING: Connecticut discovers thieves steal
The Hartford Courant
You can only imagine how relieved Suki L. Handly must have been when the Connecticut Department of Social Services (CDSS) hired her in 2008 to distribute welfare benefits in its Manchester regional office. After all, public records showed that she had been convicted of larceny, drug possession, and prostitution. Given this second chance, Handly — who later told police she was battling an Oxycontin addiction — began stealing $44,000 from the state and, once caught, was arrested and pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community. David Dearborn, a CDSS spokesperson, said the department has instituted a new policy of greater screening in the hiring process.
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