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Scott Beard & Cohort. Disgrace to the Badge

 

 

 Dirty Scott Beard.  For shame. God help you.

 Former Capt. Scott Beard, who embezzled more than $200,000 in 2014 and 2015 while engaging in an affair with another sheriff’s office employee, is serving a five-year prison sentence.

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Feds: DCSO captain stole drug money to spend on mistress

Indictment says Scott Beard embezzled $200,000, bought vacations, cosmetic surgery for lover

 

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A former Deschutes County sheriff's captain was arrested Friday on federal charges he stole more than $200,000 in taxpayer money and bought his mistress lavish vacations, breast implants, a tummy-tuck and tanning, as well as rent and other gifts.

Scott Beard was indicted Wednesday on five federal charges including theft, money laundering and passport fraud. He was arrested by FBI and IRS agents in Bend on Friday and taken to Eugene, where he was booked into the Lane County Jail pending Monday's appearance before a federal magistrate.

"It was horrific, it's appalling, it's completely unacceptable," Sheriff Shane Nelson told NewsChannel 21 Friday. "I fired him this afternoon."

The investigation into Beard began in October, after a county audit discovered missing funds. Beard was put on paid administrate leave until Friday.

He's accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE), a multi-agency resource on the High Desert.

The indictment said he also paid for Krista Mudrick's rent, household expenses, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, gym membership and concert tickets, among other things.

Mudrick worked for the sheriff's office, with Beard as one of her supervisors, from February 2011 through March 2013, the indictment states. Nelson said Friday she was let go before the end of her probationary period.

"Beginning at a date unknown to the grand jury, but at least by October 2013, the two commenced a sexual relationship which continued until at least September 2015," it says.

Mudrick was charged with one count of making false statements.

It was an elaborate scheme to steal the money, according to Nelson. Beard allegedly supported Mudrick by using his power as the CODE team's money handler to fake and inflate expense requests, then pocketed the cash himself.

"He was very careful in covering his tracks and making sure certain financial statements reflected accurately, so there was some work put into this," Nelson said.

The indictment says Beard also helped himself to goods seized by the drug team's asset forfeiture program -- items like cash, gems and coins.

"In this particular case, you have a trusted position, where you want a trustworthy person serving as a manager, and he took advantage of that position," Nelson said.

The sheriff said that after Beard was placed on leave, his department beefed up security practices.

"We added some additional layers of oversight to some of our processes," Nelson said.

If Beard is found guilty, he could face more than a decade in prison. "

 

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" Several high-profile personnel issues have plagued the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in the past year.

Former Capt. Scott Beard, who embezzled more than $200,000 in 2014 and 2015 while engaging in an affair with another sheriff’s office employee, is serving a five-year prison sentence.

Lt. Tim Leak has been on paid administrative leave since May as an internal investigation drags on.

Lt. Robert Trono was placed on leave Sept. 2 following a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation into a report of Trono building a firearm for a co-worker without a federal firearms license. That investigation lasted less than a week, and found Trono’s actions were not prosecutable, but he is still on paid leave as the sheriff’s office investigates policy violations.

The sheriff’s office also saw the resignation of former Capt. Erik Utter in February after a sexual relationship with a subordinate female employee, and Sheriff Shane Nelson is being investigated by the state Bureau of Labor and Industries for discrimination complaints."

 

 

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Deschutes sheriff’s deputy charged with harassment

By Scott Hammers, The Bulletin

A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputy is facing harassment charges as a result of a confrontation with a 67-year-old woman on Christmas Eve.

Bradley Wright, 41, was off duty at the time and at the Bend Fred Meyer at around 1 p.m. when he was involved in a minor fender bender with the woman. According to a news release from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, while discussing the damage to their vehicles, Wright aggressively grabbed the woman’s arm without provocation, causing bruising.

In a written statement, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel commended the Bend Police Department for its thorough investigation of the incident, and said Wright’s employment as a deputy had no bearing on his decision to file charges.

Wright has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident at the Bend Fred Meyer is encouraged to call the Bend Police non-emergency line at 541-322-2960, ext 3.

Several high-profile personnel issues have plagued the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in the past year.

Former Capt. Scott Beard, who embezzled more than $200,000 in 2014 and 2015 while engaging in an affair with another sheriff’s office employee, is serving a five-year prison sentence.

Lt. Tim Leak has been on paid administrative leave since May as an internal investigation drags on.

Lt. Robert Trono was placed on leave Sept. 2 following a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation into a report of Trono building a firearm for a co-worker without a federal firearms license. That investigation lasted less than a week, and found Trono’s actions were not prosecutable, but he is still on paid leave as the sheriff’s office investigates policy violations.

The sheriff’s office also saw the resignation of former Capt. Erik Utter in February after a sexual relationship with a subordinate female employee, and Sheriff Shane Nelson is being investigated by the state Bureau of Labor and Industries for discrimination complaints.

 

 

FIRED JEFF SALES. SO MIKE WINTERS HiRED HIM

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February 19, 2014.

 

No, this is not your grandpa's Police Department

In recent months, the Bend Police Department has been rocked by a mid-level scandal: In January, The Bulletin reported that the Public Information Officer had been having sex with three female city employees over the past several years—sometimes in a squad car and reportedly in the police department's bathrooms and in vehicles on public streets, all while on duty. A week after that news broke, Police Chief Jeff Sale, who had commanded the force since 2011, was politely and unceremoniously let go.

If that weren't distracting and disturbing enough, the department is chronically hamstrung by budget shortages, and Sale's brusk leadership style led to a crisis in confidence—by the time of his firing, department morale was at paltry levels that would shame even Congress' abysmal approval ratings.

But that is merely a snapshot, and only tells the most salacious chapter of the story, and one that the City of Bend and its police department are steadily working to put into their rear view mirrors. To do so, the Bend Police Department is adopting new data-crunching methods to make local policing more efficient while training officers to deal with mental health issues that should calm some of the most chronic offenders. Plus, new leadership theories are being tossed around—ones also less about old-school drill sergeant, my-way-or-the-highway, and more about collaboration and problem solving.

It was just after 5:30 p.m. on a drizzly and cold Valentine's Day evening when officer Lisa Nelson pulls out of the Bend Police Department's lower parking lot to start her 10- and-one-half-hour shift. No sooner had the 48-year-old officer and nearly 19-year police force veteran turned west onto Greenwood Avenue than she received her first call of the night. A driver operating with a suspended license had just been pulled over in front of Pilot Butte Drive-In. Nelson is the second officer on the scene.

The offender is a young woman in her early 20s. Friendly and cooperative, the college-aged co-ed melts into sobs when asked if she had been drinking. She had been in an argument with her boyfriend, she explains, and after too many cocktails stormed out in a huff. She refuses a field sobriety test and instead calls her beau from the backseat of Nelson's squad car...

 

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Krista Mudrick & Scott Beard. Bad in Bend.

 

 

 

Mistress of embezzling sheriff’s capt. is sentenced

" Krista Mudrick benefited from the $200K Beard took from Deschutes sheriff’s office

By Aubrey Wieber, The Bulletin

Published Jan 30, 2017 at 05:41PM / Updated Jan 30, 2017 at 06:28PM

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[EUGENE — A former Deschutes County Sheriff’s captain convicted of embezzling funds to buy gifts for his mistress will serve five years in federal prison. Scott Beard pleaded guilty in May to four counts of stealing and laundering more than $200,000 in federal funds dedicated to Deschutes County and regional drug enforcement efforts and transferring those funds to Krista Mudrick, Beard’s mistress and a former sheriff’s office employee. Beard was taken into custody immediately following ]

Former DCSO captain sentenced, taken into custody

09/08/2016

Former Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Scott Beard’s former mistress was sentenced Monday in federal court in Eugene to three years of probation for lying to federal agents investigating Beard’s embezzlement from the sheriff’s office.

Krista Mudrick, 36, pleaded guilty Sept. 15 to lying to FBI and IRS agents about knowing where the money supporting her and Beard’s lavish lifestyle came from. Beard stole $205,747 from the office in 2014 and 2015 and claimed to have spent most of the money on Mudrick. The two took “sex trips” to South Africa and Amsterdam, as well as trips to Seattle and Reno, Nevada, according to a sentencing memorandum filed in federal court Dec. 30.

Beard was sentenced Sept. 8 to five years in prison.

During the 2014 Amsterdam trip, the couple indulged in use of cocaine, marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms with stolen money, according to the sentencing memo.

Beard also used the money to pay Mudrick’s moving expenses and rent after she separated from her husband. Beard did this while married to another woman. In addition, he used the money to buy Mudrick a car, a motorcycle, rifles, voice lessons, cosmetic surgeries, concert tickets, a gym membership and tanning sessions, the memorandum states.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank R. Papagni sought a sentence of five years of probation and 400 hours of community service. U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane opted for a three-year probation term and 200 hours of community service.

Throughout court proceedings, including during the sentencing, Mudrick maintained she did not know Beard was stealing from the sheriff’s office. McShane acknowledged he wasn’t sure what Mudrick did or didn’t know, Papagni said Monday.

However, in his memorandum, Papagni said there is “no question” that Mudrick was in the loop. Although Mudrick told agents that Beard didn’t pay for her Harley Davidson motorcycle or the international trips, Beard paid cash for the motorcycle and had it registered in Mudrick’s name as to not leave a paper trail, Papagni argued. In July and August of 2015, Beard deposited $14,650 into Mudrick’s bank account to pay for her cosmetic surgeries.

“In return, (Mudrick) provided him carnal and companion benefits,” Papagni wrote in the memorandum.

When questioned, Beard said all the money was spent on Mudrick, except for $10,000 donated to a South African orphanage, and $5,000 to $10,000 given to random homeless people as part of his “repentance,” the memorandum states. However, the memorandum claims the donation to the orphanage was actually found to be $90.03.

Papagni said it was troubling that Mudrick continued to lie about how much she knew, specifically since the criminal charge was for lying. However, in the memorandum, he states she has reunited with her husband and is working to finish college. She is at a low risk to reoffend, he states."

 

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No, This is Not Your Grandpa's Police Department

By Phil Busse and James Williams

 

Christian Heeb

 

 

 

No, this is not your grandpa's Police Department

In recent months, the Bend Police Department has been rocked by a mid-level scandal: In January 2016, The Bulletin reported that the Public Information Officer had been having sex with three female city employees over the past several years—sometimes in a squad car and reportedly in the police department's bathrooms and in vehicles on public streets, all while on duty.

 

A week after that news broke, Police Chief Jeff Sale, who had commanded the force since 2011, was politely and unceremoniously let go. (then Mike Winters hired him)

If that weren't distracting and disturbing enough, the department is chronically hamstrung by budget shortages, and Sale's brusk leadership style led to a crisis in confidence—by the time of his firing, department morale was at paltry levels that would shame even Congress' abysmal approval ratings.

But that is merely a snapshot, and only tells the most salacious chapter of the story, and one that the City of Bend and its police department are steadily working to put into their rear view mirrors. To do so, the Bend Police Department is adopting new data-crunching methods to make local policing more efficient while training officers to deal with mental health issues that should calm some of the most chronic offenders. Plus, new leadership theories are being tossed around—ones also less about old-school drill sergeant, my-way-or-the-highway, and more about collaboration and problem solving.

It was just after 5:30 p.m. on a drizzly and cold Valentine's Day evening when officer Lisa Nelson pulls out of the Bend Police Department's lower parking lot to start her 10- and-one-half-hour shift. No sooner had the 48-year-old officer and nearly 19-year police force veteran turned west onto Greenwood Avenue than she received her first call of the night. A driver operating with a suspended license had just been pulled over in front of Pilot Butte Drive-In. Nelson is the second officer on the scene.

The offender is a young woman in her early 20s. Friendly and cooperative, the college-aged co-ed melts into sobs when asked if she had been drinking. She had been in an argument with her boyfriend, she explains, and after too many cocktails stormed out in a huff. She refuses a field sobriety test and instead calls her beau from the backseat of Nelson's squad car.

"Hey babe, I love you," she says between tears. "He knows I've been drinking," she continued, referring to the other, male officer on the scene. "He's stupid...I mean he's not stupid." More sobs. "Oh babe, I'm sorry."

After she was cuffed and read her rights, the other officer whisks the young woman off to jail.

It seemed a little early in the evening to be so intoxicated, but Nelson assures me that substance abusers rarely wait until happy hour. Nelson explains how she had recently responded to an early morning call in which an SUV-driving, pill-popping mother had hit three cars en route to drop her kids off at school.

"When she got there she was driving on her rims," Nelson says, herself a mother of four.

Nelson's Ford Interceptor squad car is new though she doesn't like it as much as the older, bigger Crown Victorians (the traditional cop car, but which Ford discontinued in 2011). The car's interior is outfitted with plenty of knobs, buttons and speakers, all of which are illuminated by the glow of Nelson's mounted tablet computer, on which she can quickly access information about offenders, interface with city and county records and pull up images of suspects. One photo, that of a blonde female drug dealer who Nelson is tracking, remains on the left side of the screen for most of the early evening.

"It's very useful," Nelson says of the tablet, before making a joke about not needing to write notes on her hands anymore.

At 7:15 p.m., Nelson receives another dispatch—a male reporting domestic abuse. Nelson is nearby and silently races north on Third Street; no lights or siren, but traveling close to 50 mph.

She explains that we are responding to a mental health call. The night before, the woman in question had purposefully cut herself with broken glass. Now, feeling threatened, the woman's husband has left the house, sealing himself and the couple's kids inside his car out front, awaiting the cops.

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Nelson parks a few houses away, quickly exits the squad car and trots out of sight toward the couple's house. After nearly 20 minutes, Nelson returns with a middle-aged woman in sweatpants who wears a blank stare across her creaseless face. She will be taken to St. Charles for a mental health evaluation. There, she will hopefully receive the treatment she needs.

Such calls are increasingly common, Nelson says. So common, in fact, that many of the officers recognize perpetrators by their first names.

"We're really community service oriented," Nelson says, a nod to the department's long-running commitment to high response. And, more recently, the addition of positions like a mental health coordinator and a crimes analyst are better calibrating the police force to the community's needs.

Tucked on the second floor of the Bend Police Department at the foot of Pilot Butte, in a windowless office, sits Nancy Watson, a young and relatively recent addition to the department. Two knit scarfs are pinned by her door—one for the Galaxy, Los Angeles' professional soccer team, and a second for Portland's Timbers. She doesn't walk any beat, but Watson is integral to solving crime in Bend.

"I love my job," she chirps. "It's awesome."

Watson is from southern California. She interned at the Riverside Sheriff's Department, and then worked with the police department at UCLA as a criminologist. She is young, and has long straight black hair and an easy smile. She sits facing two large computer screens. Taped to her file cabinets are maps of Bend showing clusters of dots. She pulls one down, points to a neighborhood on Bend's near west side, adjacent to the river, and explains that this is a hot spot for recent car thefts, and the times each was reported—and, moreover, that such information helps officers better predict when the thieves will hit next.

She says simply, "I calculate change and stats."

Criminology is nothing new, gaining traction in the United States in the 1920s as sociologists at the University of Chicago cross-referenced information between geographic and criminally behavioral patterns. But while the concept may be a century old, the tools—and the ability to translate raw data of reported crimes—has vastly evolved over the past decade, as has the relevance of crime mapping, as evidenced by the Bend Police Department hiring a full-time crimes analyst.

"I do know more departments are hiring analysts," she explains. "Often, they can't hire more officers, so they hire analysts to use what they have. The idea is to help the officers work more efficiently."

If Watson is the frontal lobe for the police department, processing raw data and helping officers replace instinct with information, then Eileen Flory, one of the department's newest hires and who sits a floor below, is helping bring more heart to policing efforts in the region. Flory, the mental health coordinator, officially started in December, but for two years prior already had been working in her current capacity, setting up training sessions for regional law enforcement.

In the past two years, she has trained dozens of law enforcement agents, from sheriffs to security at Central Oregon Community College, in a process known as the "Memphis Model." When we meet, she briefly steps out from a 40-hour training session, including four more Bend officers.

The so-called Memphis Model, which is more bureaucratically known as Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), started in the late 1980s after public outcry over the police shooting of a mentally ill man in Tennessee who was cutting himself with a knife. After the past several years, an increasing number of police departments have adopted such trainings for their officers, to better manage 9-1-1 calls involving perpetrators with mental health issues—calls that are some of the most dangerous and inefficient, the ones most likely to end up in tense standoffs, and the persons most likely to re-offend and to become chronic issues for police departments. Eight years ago in Portland, two officers responded to a public disturbance call, where they found a bearded man, James Chasse, acting erratically. After tasering him multiple times and forcefully restraining him, Chasse was handcuffed and tossed into the back of a squad car, where he died during the crosstown drive. In response to a resounding public outcry, then Mayor Tom Potter, the city's former police chief, instituted CIT training for officers, the first such mandate for Oregon cities.

Knowing how to best navigate a perpetrator's specific issues, explains Flory, and how to guide that person not into prison but toward hospitals or proper medicines, is safer for officers entering potential volatile confrontations, and it holds hope for longer-term solutions for the perpetrators, and reduces crime rates in the process. Currently, an estimated one-third of the jail population in Deschutes County has serious mental illness. Moreover, offenders with mental health problems suffer recidivism rates greater than 70 percent, meaning two out of three will re-offend.

Only six weeks in her current position, Flory is confident and well-spoken about how law enforcement officers can best respond to what she calls "client" psychological issues. She has 15 years experience as a parole officer, often managing mental health issues with her clients.

She simplifies the training she provides to current, active officers. "Sad, Mad, Bad," she says, ticking off a quick mental checklist she encourages officers to assess when arriving at a call.

"Look and determine if (the perpetrators) are sad or depressed," explains Flory. "Next, 'mad'—are they off their medications? Not acting in their right mind?," she says. "Finally," she concludes, "are they someone who is determined to commit a crime?"

Flory goes on to tell the story about a repeat offender who was on the police's watch list. When he committed a minor crime—throwing a beer can into the Deschutes River—at first, he was given a warning that the offense may actually be prosecuted with the potential for jail time. Flory explains that the man was already anxious and mentally unstable; the pending court case disturbed him so much so that he went into a rage at his apartment.

But what happened next is what CIT training aims to do: The officer responding to the call was properly trained. He calmed the man down, put him into the squad car and took him to the hospital instead of jail, and helped the man pick up the correct medications.

Flory says that the man's girlfriend followed up with the police department to report how grateful she was. "She was amazed," Flory recalls. "It was the first interaction (her boyfriend) had with a police officer that was positive."

When the recent round of CIT training completed last Friday, a total of 22 Bend police officers—nearly one-quarter of the on-duty force—were trained and ready to respond better to calls dealing with mental health issues.

After an employee survey in November, the results for the police department were damning.

"Morale was the lowest of any department in the city," summarizes City Manager Eric King. Using the Baldrige Survey, employees within city departments considered their opinions about the current leadership, and especially their own connection and buy-in.

"When you averaged all those up," offers King, "I think it was 39 percent (at the police department), which is pretty low." In comparison, the fire department leadership was held at 70 percent in terms of positive view.

In January, a long-time department member and captain, Jim Porter, stepped in as the interim police chief.

"In the past, a leader could be more aloof," says King. "Not today."

He adds, "Bend is a small town and traditionally a chief would run the department with a type of command-and-control type of leadership—whatever I say, you do."

"But it's just not that way anymore. What I see all over the organization is that we've got bright people that have just entered the work force and they have really good ideas that we need to hear—there needs to be a system in place where they feel empowered to get those ideas on the table."

Expanding that attitude outside the police department, King adds, "It's not about an ego or that I know best; it's just that I am here as a partner to help make this community a safe place."

And, it is that attitude that interim Police Chief Porter is hoping to saturate throughout the department. Sitting alongside King at a conference table in City Hall, Porter explains new theories about leadership and teamwork. Where the previous chief had been acutely criticized for his aloof style, Porter is immediately approachable.

"You have to motivate the folks that work in the bureau from the inside out," he says. Porter sits ramrod straight in his pressed uniform, but he also carries a grandfather's soft pleasantness. "You can't force it down their throats," he adds.

A Prineville native, Porter has been in police enforcement for three decades, starting with a stint in the Air Force and clocking 16 years on Central Oregon's SWAT team.

Yet, in spite of his hometown roots, Porter believes in recruiting both locally and nationwide. Like a college basketball coach scouting across the nation for the best talent, Porter is proud of the department's recruitment efforts—recently pulling in a hotshot from the Oregon coast and a detective from Las Vegas. He adds, sounding like a clever CEO, that folding in such talent, with a few years of experience already, also saves the department in training costs.

Returning to the theme of leadership, Porter relays how his past is informing his current responsibilities.

"The Air Force taught a really good brand of leadership," he says, "but it was military leadership, not civilian leadership." Out of the Air Force in the late '70s, Porter was hired by the Crook County Sheriff's Office, a time he fondly remembers. "Customer service is their number one priority," he smiles.

He continues, "Leadership through fear doesn't work."

Porter goes on to detail one of his historical heroes, General Dwight Eisenhower, who, Porter explains, had to balance different personality types and egos to effectively wage battles in the Pacific.

"Wars are won and lost on the morale of your army," he concludes.

And rebuilding that morale seems to be Porter's number one priority. "

 

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"Jeff Sale's brusk leadership style led to a crisis in confidence—by the time of his firing, department morale was at paltry levels that would shame even Congress' abysmal approval ratings."

 

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