A county payroll clerk and three acquaintances have been arrested for allegedly writing and cashing county checks totaling about $6,000, police said Thursday.
The employee, Ella Pleasant, 34, of San Diego, was taken into custody Tuesday in the auditor-controller's offices at the County Administration Center and booked on suspicion of forgery. She was released Wednesday on her own recognizance.
Pleasant, a payroll clerk for five years, during the past few weeks allegedly wrote 10 checks ranging from $350 to $895 and passed them to friends, said Detective Greg Hoolihan.
Birgie Globe, 32, David Journey, 31, and Sylvester Henry, 35, all of San Diego, also were arrested on suspicion of forgery, Hoolihan said.