Former Multnomah County animal control manager accused of stealing thousands of dollars in county property

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A former Multnomah County animal services manager was indicted Tuesday on 58 charges ranging from theft, money laundering, identity theft and official misconduct, according to court documents filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Randall Ray Brown is charged with stealing $1,000 or more in county property on several occasions between January and August, according to court documents. He is also accused of stealing the identity of the current Animal Services director between September 2016 and August 2017.

Prosecutors say he also used a credit card without authorization and used computers to commit thefts.

Brown worked for the county’s animal services team between September 2014 and September 2017, Multnomah County spokeswoman Jessica Morkert-Shibley said. For the past two years, he led 13-person team that investigated and responded to animal complaints.

Brown was placed on leave on Aug. 29, and dismissed in September, Morkert-Shibley said. She did not give a reason for his dismissal.

Brown’s dismissal was first reported by the Portland Mercury in September.

Brown was arrested Tuesday and released on his own recognizance, jail records show.

Brown pleaded not guilty to all charges on Wednesday.

– Samantha Matsumoto

smatsumoto@oregonian.com

SOURCEOregonLive.com
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