Sheriff's investigator, Deputy Peardon, untrustworthy - sued by San Mateo County for building permit fraud.
Peardon's wife, worked as a building permits technician for San Mateo County but has since been terminated.
William J. Cameron, manager of the Building Inspection Section of the Environmental Services Agency for the County of San Mateo declared in Civil Case 437309
(View Case) against Deputy Peardon and Marla Peardon that:
- ... records were altered to falsely show a permit had been issued, fees had been paid and inspections had been performed on a permit application by Peardons. The Peardons performed construction without inspections or approval.
On August 31, 1999 Marla J. Peardon applied for a building permit for alterations to property of Deputy Jason Peardon and herself.
- Marla Peardon issued the permit to herself, but did not pay the four different fees required. No inspections of the project were ever conducted by any building inspector.
- A review of archived electronic records shows that records were altered to give the appearance that inspections had been performed, using Marla Peardon's computer.
- After a stop work notice from the county on October 21, 2003, Marla Peardon applied for a permit. Marla Peardon personally processed this application but altered the electronic records to indicate that a co-worker, Teresa Noble processed the application. Marla J. Peardon issued the permit using co-worker John Brennan's unattended computer making it apper he had issued the permit.
- Marla Peardon once again altered the case and zeroed out all fees required to be paid. The Peardons performed the construction without inspections or approvals.
Marla Peardon has been terminated as an employee of San Mateo County.