Former Gardena Valley Chamber of Comm...

Former Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce director sentenced in...

There are 10 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 29, 2009, titled Former Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce director sentenced in.... In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Torrance Superior Court Judge James Brandlin said he decided to give Karen Sue Hale the maximum term because of her "extensive" criminal record, her targeting of a vulnerable victim and the planning and sophistication of the crime.

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#1 May 30, 2009
How on earth did this woman manage to get letters of support from the community?

Are so many people clueless

United States

#2 May 30, 2009
I guess the background check machine was out of order when she was hired. Or was she a "friend" of someone?
the king

Newport Beach, CA

#3 May 30, 2009
Don't you love how her attorney spins it like her prevoius convictions were in 1996.....she has a history of crime that itself should have the book thrown at her, 5 years maybe she will serve 1-2 max and then some dummy will hire her to so the exact same thing.
Someone needs to smash her writing hand to make it impossible to ever forge again!!

Highland, CA

#4 May 30, 2009
Great job to all involved, especially GPD's investigation.
Mom of 2

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#5 May 30, 2009
taxpayer wrote:
I guess the background check machine was out of order when she was hired. Or was she a "friend" of someone?
That was what I was thinking too. I wonder what a background check entails?

At my first job I had to go to the Torrance Police dept. to get finger printed. Every one did. Do they still do this?
big jack

Fort Worth, TX

#6 May 30, 2009
man 35,ooo measly dollars isn't worth one day in prison,much less six years.What an idiot
Don Diller

Pasadena, CA

#7 May 30, 2009
Considering her "experience" I'm surprised she isn't working on Wall Street.
The irony is that she'll spend more time in prison than the guys who ruined your 401k.

Honolulu, HI

#8 May 31, 2009
hmmm...she should have gotten into "politics"...
Harry Paratesticles

Bellevue, WA

#9 May 31, 2009
Gardena Police Department? AHAHAHAHA...RENO 911!!! They could not catch a cold. Again....this is a stupid person who went too far. To say the GPD did a "Great Job", is like saying all the hookers in the Torrace PO did a great job on their law encroachment buddies. AHAHAHAHAH. Gardena is ghetto for a reason. And as for background checks....Police Officers go thru an extensive background check and other tests and STILL break the law. And most didn't even get through community college. This was simply a stupid person who went to far and go caught.
someone who just saw her

Torrance, CA

#10 Apr 1, 2014
Well she is out of jail and up to her old tricks, lying, cheating, stealing. Turns out she went to prison in her 20's 30's 40's and 50's and it looks like she's going to go back in her 60's if she isn't caught before. ha ha! If anyone trust her that's their first mistake and to let her in their lives is a life threatening mistake. Let's hope she goes back to jail before she does too much damage!

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