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Urban legend or reality?The City of Lancaster in the Antelope Valley considered itself fortunate to have obtained such a talented, experienced, and successful City Planner. He was on the job for two years during one of the biggest job and population booms that the Antelope Valley had ever seen, but virtually all the programs he was working on never seemed to take shape. An Auto Mall, a Shopping Mall and an Industrial Center were lost to neighboring Palmdale. But still no one suspected that this talented planner was at fault, it was just bad luck. No one suspected a thing until a L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy, recently transferred from the County Jail to the Lancaster Sub Station, had a chance meeting with this man and recognized him as a former inmate. A background check revealed that the City Planner was really a convicted felon and con-artist who was systematically draining funds from the city treasury.