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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. – San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow announced Wednesday that Norman Hibble has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing public money while working for the County of San Luis Obispo.

The 12-count felony complaint alleges that between April of 2017 and October of 2023, Hibble misused a county credit card by purchasing over $100,000 worth of personal items.

The 54-year-old has been booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $350,000 state San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

According to San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, Hibble is currently scheduled to be arraigned on these charges on Friday, Feb. 23 of this year and if convicted, faces a “significant prison sentence”.

The investigation into this incident is an ongoing collaborative effort between the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Auditor-Controller and is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Ben Blumenthal of the Major Fraud/Public Integrity Unit detail San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

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