SLO County clerk recorder’s wife charged with embezzlement

July 8, 2019

SLO County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong

The wife of San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong was charged Monday with embezzling more than $32,000 from the Atascadero High School Band and Pageantry Booster Club, the District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday. [Cal Coast Times]

Prosecutors charged Sherry Gong, the former treasurer for the booster organization, with three felony counts of grand theft by embezzlement. The maximum sentence for grand theft is three years in prison.

On about July 5, 2017, she allegedly took $3,104 out of an Atascadero High School Band and Pageantry Booster Club bank count.

On about April 24, 2018, Sherry Gong allegedly lifted $19,000 from a second booster club bank account. Later the same day, Sherry Gong took another $9,850 from another booster account, according to prosecutors.

An Atascadero Police Department investigation led to the three felony embezzlement charges.

However, if multiple grand thefts were all part of one common plan or scheme, the suspect can only be charged with one count of grand theft.

The investigation is ongoing and officials are not releasing additional information at this time.


Thief….all of the high income and Cal Pers for retirement is not enough for Mr. Gong and his wife?…they still do not have enough?…they have to resort to stealing?…if they get away with this it will be a blight on the county for years to come…maybe someone in California authority can tell me which laws I can break…


Mr. Gong is corrupt. During the Sheriff’s last election there was a subject that showed up at polling station carrying 500+ “absentee ballots” collected allegedly at senior care centers in the North County. These were accepted without question by Gong. Really? Demetia patient’s ballots present by a third party? Parkinson was backed by Mark Woolpert and Compass Health the owners of several senior care facilities around the County. The same Mark Woolpert that refused to pull his support of Parkinson after finding out that Andrew Holland was sedated by jail staff early on during the 46 1/2 hours he was restrained in the chair. This is the man providing health services to our senior citizens – your Mom’s and Dad’s. Greed and corruption rule in San Luis Obispo County.


Corruption right here in Happy Happy City? WOW! What are the chances?


SLO is so darn corrupt it’s sad.

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Tommy is in full damage control mode, trying to save his career. Their idiot lawyer already blew it with the lame “relative in trouble” lie that is so unbelievable due too the timeline of thefts. I would suspect gambling or drugs are involved here.


Her husband makes around $250,000, another overpaid government job, and a family member supposedly calls needing money in an emergency and she doesn’t talk right then with her husband?? Right something smells about this, but not to worry DA Dow will make it all go away.


There is no way Tommy Gong did not know about this….wow…you can’t make this stuff up…