CT’s Finest: Dumb Arrest of the Week: Connecticut Officials Hire Prostitute
Ironically, this week’s dumb arrest actually took place back in 2010 but is just being publicly disclosed this week. Why would an arrest so crazy be hidden from the public for so long? Probably because someone that works for the state messed up… big time.
Suki L. Handly was hired back in 2008 to help distribute welfare benefits to the Manchester regional office. Awww- that sounds like a nice job. Getting out there, helping people. Only one problem with that hire- Suki was a convicted prostitute and also had a history with drug possession and larceny. Oh, well, oops. The good news is that she probably was a reformed prostitute/druggie, right? Nope. After she was hired she began stealing money from the state and was eventually arrested for stealing $44,000 in benefits. She allegedly confessed to the thefts and told the police that she was “battling an addiction to Oxycontin”. I guess HR overlooked that small fact when they hired her.
My favorite quote is from House Republican leader Lawrence Cafero who said “What are we doing? Are you kidding me? You hired a convicted prostitute and thief to handle state money? Hello!”
Yeah, no kidding.
The good news is that the state says that they have improved the hiring process and screens applicant backgrounds. That’s great news if you’re a hardworking Connecticut resident looking for a job, bad news if you’re a drug addicted prostitute that steals money.
She probably flew under the radar… Actually, no, not that either. She was convicted of larceny in 1997, drug possession in 1999 and prostitution in 1999. She also spent a month in jail. She really wasn’t hiding much of anything except skipping that portion on the application that reads “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”-
When her immediate supervisor figured out what was happening, he told her that she should come clean. She submitted a hand-written, one-sentence resignation letter.
Now, let’s speculate what that one sentence resignation would have been…
- I was a hooker and stole a lot of Connecticut money for Oxycontin.. and I quit.
- Sometimes I steal state funds to get an oxy fix, oh and I’m big pimpin’.
- Can a hooker get high around here?
At the end of the day, we need to highlight Connecticut officials as the real people guilty of being the CT’s Finest. They should have known that something was up when under “references” on her resume she had Iceberg Slim, Big Daddy Pimpin’ and Heidi Fliess listed as contacts.
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