Sacramento police open criminal investigation into former mayor's aide | Crime
SACRAMENTO, CA - A criminal investigation is being conducted into a former aide of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson accused of misusing a city credit card, Sacramento police Sgt. Andrew Pettit said.
Lisa Serna-Mayorga resigned last week after city officials found discrepancies in her city-issued credit card use. Staffers determined she may have misused the credit card for several years, totaling up to $9,000.
Mayor Kevin Johnson said during a news conference Tuesday that Serna-Mayorga paid back all the money.
Pettit said the police department is working with the city manager's office and the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office for the investigation.
"The Mayor is fully supportive of the investigation," the mayor's spokesperson Joaquin McPeek said. "While he remains saddened and disappointed by the conduct in question, he will always insist on full accountability for all city employees entrusted with public dollars."
Pettit said the police will not be releasing details on the case so they do not compromise the investigation.