A detective conducting an internal affairs investigation of a former records clerk's timecards at the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said she didn't know the clerk previously had made accusations of sexual harassment at work, according to testimony Wednesday.
Detective Jennifer Hannula said her investigation showed Lydia Lopez was overpaid by 10 hours in the two weeks she was watched by her co-workers and superiors in April 2007. She said Lopez at first claimed to be filling her timecards out correctly, then changed her story and said she worked through lunch breaks.
Lopez, 36, of Ceres is suing the county and then-Sgt. Bill Pooley, saying management retaliated against her after she alleged that Pooley made sexual advances toward her.
Pooley is among five witnesses that may be called today when testimony continues in Stanislaus County Superior Court.