Ex-intern for Oakland Mayor Under Investigation for ID Theft

Search Turns Up Bank Information on Police Officers

A former intern at Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums' office is under investigation for allegedly stealing bank account information from more than 100 donors to a city-run holiday toy drive.

Phelicia Williams worked for the mayor for 10 months until she took another job last month.

The investigation started after a former employer told police Williams used a company credit card to make thousands of dollars in purchases.

A search of her apartment turned up photocopies of personal checks that police officers wrote to the toy drive.

The 26-year-old has not been charged.

The mayor's office is working with police to notify donors their credit may have been compromised.


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