Patton Village mayor accused of lying on application

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Pamela Munoz

PATTON VILLAGE, Texas - The mayor of Patton Village has been arrested again.

Pamela Munoz, 53, has been charged with tampering with a governmental record.

Montgomery County prosecutors said that when they were preparing for her trial on several charges, including abuse of office and theftby a public servant, they discovered that she had previously been convicted of a felony.

In September 1979, the Houston Police Department arrested her on a charge of felony theft.

According to court documents, Munoz was the manager of a Jack in the Box and conspired with a juvenile to rob the restaurant in August 1979.

Munoz gave a written confession to the crime and pleaded guilty in December 1979, according to court documents. She received a probated four-year sentence.

According to Texas law, a convicted felon cannot run for public office.

Prosecutors said that when she filled out an electronic application to run for mayor, she claimed that she had not been convicted of a felony.

Munoz was released from the Montgomery County Jail Thursday after posting $5,000 bond.

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