PUD general manager charged with misappropriation of funds


(Press release from Mono District Attorney)

In early April 2012, the District Attorney’s Office was alerted to an allegation of misappropriation of funds from the Bridgeport Public Utility District.  The District Attorney’s Office opened an investigation which revealed that former General Manager Cheryl Goode issued herself numerous unsubstantiated payments.

An arrest warrant charging misappropriation of public funds was sought, and on May 17, 2012, Mrs. Goode turned herself in at the Mono County Jail. Mrs. Goode posted the bail amount of $25,000.00 and is due to appear in the Superior Court, County of Mono on June 5, 2012 to face charges of misappropriation of public funds.


17 Responses to PUD general manager charged with misappropriation of funds

  1. Nothing to do in Bridgeport May 22, 2012 at 9:49 am #


    Yet another Bridgeport news of the weird story.

    Don’t those people have any hobbies or something?

    Too much time on their hands, it seems to me.

    • just one May 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Yeah as opposed to all of the child molestors and embezzlers in Mammoth. Every where has some bad folks or folks that make bad decisions. It is not a reflection on the entire town OR ITS PEOPLE

      • Nothing to do in Bridgeport May 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

        Per capita, a lot of people living in Bridgeport (fairly or unfairly) have developed the reputation of angst-ridden Tea Party types and by-and-large have an obviously nasty attitude towards things and strangers outside their town limits.
        One wonders if the entire 875 people of Bridgeport have reunions, weddings and anniversaries all at Rhinos?
        Down deep they harbor an intense jealousy of all that Mammoth offers.
        I mean, really. Can you blame them? This sort of thing always happens to any dying community.

        • Big AL May 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

          yeah what ever Nothing to do in Bridgeport .. go peddle your hate elsewhere.

    • Wayne Deja May 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

      You must be from the “booming”town of Mammoth Lakes….There is PLENTY to “do” in Bridgeport…besides going out at night,getting drunk and high,like in some towns south.Bridgeport fishing is 10 times as good as south county…same with camping…and hunting.The locals are friendly,if you go to town the last night of your Bridgeport vacation and happen to leave your keys in the truck you’ll come back and STILL have a truck.Bodie is nearby…something everyone should see in their lifetime…There is plenty to do up there.And,at least up there,you don’t got to keep a chain attached to your teen-age daughter in order to keep her out of harms way.

      • Nothing to do in Bridgeport May 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

        Things are booming so much in Bridgeport that the population has been on the decline for years.

        Today’s lesson: Study the meaning of Red-neck Arrogance and at least read a book or something.

      • Big AL May 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

        Amen Ken

      • Trouble May 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

        Wow Wayne, so how do you feel about Darwin? 🙂

      • Think Before Writing May 24, 2012 at 9:48 am #

        Wayne, I am not sure if you have heard about this, but they have skiing in Mammoth. They sell over a million tickets a year. It is one of the largest ski areas in the country and often has the longest ski season with the most snow.

        I could be wrong, but maybe that is why so many people go to Mammoth.

  2. upthecreek May 22, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    So how much did she ripoff from the Sheeple/Taxpayers?


  3. Nothing to do in Bridgeport May 23, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    County employees beating each other up.
    Bridgeport citizens stealing money.
    North County with open hatred for anybody from South County.
    Is there something in the water that is freaking Bridgeport people out?

    • just one May 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      cops that get in bar fights, town council that drives town to bankruptcy, mountain laying off long time employees, and for the record I have never not one time seen a negative comment on here from north county folks expressing “Open hatred ” toward anyone in south county. I have however read many including yours that is rude, condescending and just plain wrong. Towards the folks up north. People in glass houses and all of that. You can express an opinion with out being mean and judgemental ya know.

      • Wayne Deja May 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

        Just one..”nothing to do’s” comments are,unfortunatly,how most in Mammoth feel,not only about Bridgeport,but also Inyo County,Southern Cal,and beyond….like they think they are SO MUCH better than others.when,in fact,it’s just the opposite…and it’s a reason why so many are accually kinda relishing the situation they find themselves in now..I have been to Bridgeport on vacation throughout the 80’s and 90’s….and again every year from 2000 till 2012,and got nothing but good to say about the town and it’s people.The last time I went to Mammoth on a job,I swore I’d never go back…and haven’t….reminds me too much of Lancaster..with snow.

        • Benett Kessler May 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

          I think it’s a stretch to say you know how “most in Mammoth feel.” If each of us individuals made it a point to stop judging each other based on location, geography, etc. what a happy world it would be.
          Benett Kessler

          • Wayne Deja May 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

            Benett..Your right…..Can I change the “most” to “many” in my above comment ?

        • Just the facts May 24, 2012 at 9:12 am #

          No reason to get nasty Wayne Deja.
          This is not a black-or-white issue at all.

          There are those who prefer a larger selection of dining, lodging, recreation, movies, theatre, concerts, shopping …

          Others clearly are content doing the camping thing.

          This is merely a different strokes for different folks thing.

  4. Just the facts May 24, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Having lived in Mammoth for 5 years, I can honestly say I’ve never heard any Mammoth resident comment one way or the other re: their personal feelings about the citizens of Bridgeport.
    This must be some sort of cultural myth that goes way back when.


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