Gary Bess http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Parks Department Vows Changes After $465,000 Fraud http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-parks-department-vows-changes-after-465000-fraud <p>The head of the St. Louis city parks department has apologized for an elaborate fraud in which two high-level employees stole nearly $465,000 from the city.</p><p>"We know that we are the stewards of an incredible legacy, and stewards of the taxpayers' money," Gary Bess told the parks committee. "We want their trust, and know that we have to earn it. That's why I'm as&nbsp;disappointed as anyone that this has happened. On behalf of everyone in the administration, and the parks department, I'd like to apologize. It's not who we are."</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:29:19 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31613 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Parks Department Vows Changes After $465,000 Fraud