LOS ANGELES — The FBI is looking into allegations that a Compton, Calif. deputy treasurer embezzled money from the city, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Salvador Galvan, 47, was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he stole money from the southern Los Angeles County city of 90,000, according to the sheriff's department.
Galvan was released on his own recognizance Thursday and is scheduled to appear in Compton Municipal Court on Dec. 30. Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Shiara Davila-Morales said no charges have been filed and a case has not been presented to the DA's office by the sheriff's department.
Compton Mayor Aja Brown said in a statement that an unspecified employee from the city treasurer's office had allegedly admitted to illegally taking money from the city.
"The amount of money and the period of time this activity occurred are unknown at this time, but it is possible that both are extensive," Brown said. "We are currently unsure of the magnitude of the alleged misconduct, however, I will keep the Compton community fully abreast of the findings as they unfold."
Capt. Joe Gooden with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department in Compton said the FBI is investigating the case. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the agency would not confirm or deny the investigation, which is standard practice for the agency when an investigation is ongoing.