Former Simi Valley Police Officer Pleads No Contest to Felony Counts of Grand Theft and Attempted Grand Theft

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Robert Longdon (DOB 05/21/73) pleaded no contest to four felony counts of grand theft and one felony count of attempted grand theft.

Longdon was a police officer at the Simi Valley Police Department since 2009. He resigned after charges were filed in this case. The complaint alleges that from March 2014, through September 2017, Longdon committed timecard fraud by claiming he worked patrol shifts he did not perform, and by padding his reported hours for days he did work. During the charged period, Londgon is believed to have falsely claimed 61 ten-hour shifts. Over the course of Longdon’s employment, the total estimated loss to the City of Simi Valley is $102,138. London has paid $100,000 of that back to the City of Simi Valley. Based on the plea, Longdon will be prohibited from possessing a firearm.

This fraud was discovered by the Simi Valley Police Department and submitted for investigation to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Investigation.

Sentencing for Longdon is scheduled September 11, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 12 of the Ventura Superior Court, County of Ventura. The court has indicated it is likely to sentence Longdon to a jail term it deems appropriate, not exceeding one year.

 

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is the public prosecutor for the county’s 850,000 residents. The office employs approximately 280 employees including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and other professional support staff who strive to seek justice, ensure public safety, and protect the rights of crime victims.

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One Response to Former Simi Valley Police Officer Pleads No Contest to Felony Counts of Grand Theft and Attempted Grand Theft

  1. Miguel Espinosa July 15, 2018 at 6:52 am

    A major function of the Vta Co’s DA office is to dismiss any and all allegations against law enforcement officers who, otherwise could and should be prosecuted for the murder of young, Hispanic males, such as Alfonso Limon, 30, an innocent pedestrian who was gunned down, shot nineteen times by Oxnard police officers.
    Witnesses testified Alfonso raised his arms in fear begging police not kill him before they shot him to death. DA Totten relieved the officers from prosecution for the murder.k

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