A San Bernardino County California Fire Chief got caught doing basically the same thing last year, though not as blatant as on top of the car. He ordered the department's stocked emergency supply trailer emptied so he could use it to move to a new home. When caught, he saw nothing wrong with it. This same guy was getting a personal car allowance in his check, but continued to drive a Department car home daily. His annual compensation was well over $100K/year (county pays all retirement contributions and they are not part of social security), but could not afford a U Haul like the rest of us.
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