Press one of the expand buttons to see the full text of an article. Later press collapse to revert to the original form. The buttons below expand or collapse all articles.
Gifts for Needy Social Worker
July 9, 2010 permalink
The Karnes County Child Welfare Board in Texas donated WalMart gift cards to CPS to provide clothing and other necessities to needy children. The gift cards really bought items for the baby of CPS caseworker Stefanie Moore.
CPS case worker arrested and accused of stealing gift cards
FLORESVILLE, TX – A case worker with Child Protective Services is in hot water and facing some huge criminal charges.
Stefanie Moore, 32, is accused of stealing $650 worth of donated WalMart gift cards from a supervisor’s desk drawer.
News 4 WOAI learned it was once Floresville Police detectives began looking into the case, Moore allegedly admitted to her direct manager she took the gift cards.
Each of the WalMart gift cards were donated to CPS by Karnes County Child Welfare Board. The gift cards were intended for children who needed clothing and other items. Sources told News 4 WOAI that Moore used some of the money to buy items for her own baby.
“It is uncommon and it’s something Child Protective Services does not and will not tolerate,” said CPS spokeswoman Mary Walker regarding the theft allegations.
Walker says Moore began working with the agency’s Floresville office in January 2009, and a background check was performed.
Moore now faces felony and misdemeanor theft charges. She is no longer working with Child Protective Service, since this criminal investigation.
“The actions of this particular investigator is not reflective of the actions of hundreds of men and women that are out there working on behalf of children everyday,” said Walker.
Investigators are also looking into whether Moore is behind some other reported thefts coming out of the Floresville office.
Source: WOAI San Antonio