Former animal shelter manager sentenced for embezzlement, official misconduct
A former field services manager for Multnomah County Animal Services, in Troutdale, was sentenced to 18 months of prison on May 14 for embezzlement and official misconduct.
Randall Ray Brown, 38 pleaded guilty on Feb. 28 to aggravated theft, identity theft and official misconduct.
The investigation began on Aug. 25, 2017 when Multnomah County officials contacted law enforcement after discovering the defendant was using a county-issued card to purchase gold bullion and other personal items, according to a press release from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
Brown paid about $54,000 in restitution, and $400 of that went his former supervisory.
Through the investigation, MCSO Detective Brad Robertson discovered the defendant was selling the gold. The investigation also revealed the defendant used a county-issued computer, during work hours, to forge receipts and fake his manager's signatures for approval.
The defendant made multiple, expensive purchases, between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2017 without approval.
Upon his release from prison, the defendant will serve two years of post-prison supervision. Brown made no statement during his sentencing hearing.