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Employee Charged with Tampering with Records

February 1, 2008

Iowa City Press Citizen, February 1, 2008

A former retirement community employee has been accused of tampering with her hourly time slips. According to Iowa City police, Samira Loredana Zuniga “punched” into work before her shift began, left the office while on the clock, and returned to finish her shift. Police suspect Zuniga did this nearly seven times between December 2007 and January 2008. If convicted of tampering with records, Zuniga may face up to two years in prison and a fine of $500 to $5,000.

Although Zuniga’s actions not a terminating threat to the businesses, it’s still worth noting the fact that record tampering can happen in all forms. Sometimes they involve expense reports, while other times they involve a simple punch clock. Whichever the issue at hand is, it’s important to realize the vast complexity the crime can reside in.

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