This happened right here in my hometown of Rice Lake …
In mid July an employee of the Parks/Recreation/Cemetery Department was caught red-handed stealing gas from a city pump. He admitted that he had stolen gas multiple times in the past. He was put on Administrative (paid) Leave. Charges were filed by the District Attorney … then dropped. He remained on paid leave.
Finally, after NINE weeks of being paid, and with no criminal charges, he was ASKED to resign.
Not bad for getting caught red-handed.
The City Council remained silent the entire time not questioning the process even once.
How long would you be paid by your employer if you got caught stealing?