Tax office worker faces tampering charges

BROWNSVILLE — Court records reveal new details about the latest arrest of a Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector’s employee in the undercover operation dubbed “Operation Dirty Deeds,” in which several employees have been accused of taking bribes and other charges.

Claudia Elisa Sanchez, who works at the assessor-collector’s office in San Benito, faces two charges of tampering with government records, court records show.

A two-count indictment dated March 23 against Sanchez alleges two separate incidents of misconduct by falsifying information on government records.

Court records indicate on May 6, 2015, Sanchez allegedly filled out a used motor vehicle certified appraisal form for a 2001 Chevrolet with false information and then on July 28, 2015, filled out another used motor vehicle certified appraisal form for a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant, again with false information.

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