The BButte County Clerk and Recorder Candace Grubbs is currently the subject of an investigation by the District Attorney's Office. According to Chief Administrative Officer Paul Hahn, during the course of a different investigation, it was discovered that within the last year, Grubbs had directed an employee to perform some personal work for her. It was calculated that the work was worth around $300 in wages and benefits, or 9.75 hours. Hahn says it was also discovered that Grubbs has had that same employee perform other personal work for her in other years, dating back to 2007.
Hahn says the county doesn't tolerate this kind of activity. He says, "We take it very very seriously. Employees know they can't do that...this is not something we take lightly."
Grubbs declined an on-camera interview but admits to the allegations. She has served in her current position for 27 years, and plans to run for re-election in June.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said he could not comment on the investigation.