Former APD Assistant Faces Fraud Allegations

A former APD employee is in hot water following time-stealing allegations. Officials say Paulette Diaz is accused of altering her time card by fraudulently using former Chief of Staff John Ross’s login information. An internal affairs investigator claims that Diaz did this 179 times, but it’s unclear how much money she has overpaid herself. Officials recommended terminating Diaz, but she left the city before the investigation was completed. The file now heads to the Attorney General’s Office and the State Auditor’s Office for review.