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Charles Lorenzen case forwarded to district attorney 

Decision is expected soon from DA

charles lorenzenThe Paso Robles Police Department completed its investigation of former city employee Charles Lorenzen and forwarded the case to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney for review.

The police requested the DA review the case for filing of criminal charges related to embezzlement and theft from the City of Paso Robles, says Lt. Ty Lewis.

“The case has been forwarded to us and it is under review,” said San Luis Obispo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Jerret Gran on Thursday. A decision on whether to file charges should be made “fairly soon,” he said.

Lorenzen, 52, resigned from his position as the Building, Parks and Streets Maintenance Supervisor for the City of Paso Robles on Sept. 17.

Although Lorenzen, a Paso Robles city employee since July 2000, has not been officially charged with any crimes, officers with the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of possible criminal activity that he may be involved with. Allegations include mis-use of a city credit card, according to sources.

“There is a pending criminal investigation for theft,” said Paso Robles City Manager Jim App in September. “That is the full extent of what the city can comment upon,” he said.

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