The Alamagordo News reports on a DWI Supervision employee caught embezzling money from programs that supposedly help educate DWI offenders.
At the time, Otero County Sheriff Benny House said a report of missing funds from the MADD Victims Impact Panel was taken from Cereceres by 12th Judicial District courthouse security staff on Nov. 9, 2011.
According to court records, Cereceres actually diverted the initial investigation toward his co-worker Barbara Black, but through investigation, courthouse security believed Cereceres was the person responsible for the disappearance of the funds.
The DUI-Police-MADD-Court industrial complex (we need to work on a better name) is just one more form of big government. And this story reveals a little-known detail of the scam. The special interest group, MADD, gets money running programs (the Victims Impact Panels) that it runs.