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Convicted Embezzler Hired By California High-Speed Rail Agency

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Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Artist’s conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

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

Carey Moore was reported to have 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.

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