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Embezzler Was Hired By CA High-Speed Rail Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who embezzled $320,000 from a California state agency was later hired by the state's High-Speed Rail Authority — and she says nobody asked about her background.

The Sacramento Bee says Carey Moore spent two years in prison after pleading no contest to grand theft in 2007.

Prosecutors say she embezzled from the Department of Child Support Services.

In 2011, Moore was hired by the High-Speed Rail Authority. Her job included making travel plans for officials. Her state job application didn't ask whether she'd been convicted of a crime and Moore says nobody asked her.

But her past came up when tax officials began garnishing her wages for restitution. She was fired after seven months.

The Bee says a rail authority spokeswoman declined to comment.

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