Men accused of using taypayer money on homes

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Two municipal employees are accused of falsifying public documents and using taxpayer money for projects at their own homes.

Robert Medina Jr., 43, and Jesus “Chuy” Vasquez, 31, work for the Las Cruces Transportation Department.

Both were arrested Thursday and charged with forgery, conspiracy and embezzlement.

They’re accused of building a patio at Medina’s home in July 2010 on city time and investigators say the cement used was billed to the city of Las Cruces.

A supervisor has been placed on leave while the investigation finds out if he was aware of the situation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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