Type Complaint Opinion 
Date 5/19/2005 
Number 05-01 
Topic Personal use of public resources - computer and phone 
Respondent Linda Higginbotham 
Question/Complaint
Alleged that respondent violated RCW 42.52.160 through prolonged and extensive personal use of state computer; use of computer to conduct business of private association; and use of public facilites to adversely influence employment relationship of third party with whom respondent had an ongoing dispute.
Summary

Respondent's actions constituted reasonable cause to believe RCW 42.52.160 had been violated.  Respondent entered into stipulation to that effect and paid reimbursement to state for investigative costs in addition to a monetary penalty.

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