A city of Vallejo employee was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing about $10,000 in permit fee revenues that she collected in her capacity as fire prevention secretary with the city's fire department, Vallejo City Manager Greg Nyhoff confirmed to the Times-Herald late Monday afternoon.
Shirley A. Herbert, 58, of American Canyon, was booked into the Solano County jail on two felony counts of embezzlement and grand theft, according to the Vallejo Police Department and the Solano County Sheriff's online custody log.
Nyhoff said by phone that the alleged theft took place during a year and a half period. However, a total amount of monies Herbert allegedly stole is not known yet as the investigation is on-going, he added.
"There is zero tolerance for misuse or theft of public funds, and I am extremely disappointed that this occurred. Safeguarding the public's money is one of the most important responsibilities of the City Manager and our Finance Department," Nyhoff said in a prepared statement from his office.