Simi Police Officer Robert Longdon Charged with Timecard Fraud — Estimated Loss over $100,000

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Robert Longdon (DOB 05/21/73) has been arrested and is charged with four felony counts of grand theft and one felony count of attempted grand theft.

Longdon has been a police officer for the Simi Valley Police Department since 2009. It is alleged that from March 2014 through September 2017, Longdon committed timecard fraud by claiming he worked patrol shifts he did not work, 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 was $102,138. Longdon is on administrative leave.

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

The maximum jail term to which Longdon can be sentenced is five years four months in county jail. The arraignment date is pending.

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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2 Responses to Simi Police Officer Robert Longdon Charged with Timecard Fraud — Estimated Loss over $100,000

  1. chris gregory March 7, 2018 at 11:25 am

    So many people including myself have completely lost faith and trust in our nations law enforcement and Robert Longdon is a prime example of why. People see police as liars, thieves, thugs and criminals much worse than those they’re tasked with arresting. Fifty years ago it was the police who a person could turn to for help, now when a person needs help people are afraid to call the police.
    Each day on are at least 5 officers from across the country who have been arrested for serious crimes, crimes ranging from child molestation and rape to murder and drug sales. This week the Pasadena CA. chief of police had been arrested for selling unregistered guns and today another charged with rape.
    Please help and reform America’s law enforcement, we need police, just not criminal police.

    • Citizen Reporter March 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      There are some bad apples. It is incumbent upon police forces and the judiciary to cull them out. The vast majority of Sheriff’s deputies and police officers we have encountered in the county seem to be pretty good to excellent.


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