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Two Castle Hills city council members arrested, accused of plotting city manager’s firing

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Two Castle Hills city councilwomen have been arrested for tampering with government records.

Lesley Wenger and Sylvia Gonzalez were booked at the Bexar County Jail Thursday morning.

Lesley Wenger Photo: CityofCastleHills.com

The women were arrested because City Manager Ryan Rapelye reported that he saw Wenger copying some information from his personnel file while Gonzalez tried to distract him.

The information included Rapelye’s social security number, birth date, driver’s license number and the name of a caseworker for his daughter’s child support.

Rapelye tells police that when he confronted Wenger she denied copying the information, then admitted to it and started tearing up the paper containing the information.  KSAT-TV reports Wenger jotted down Rapelye’s social security number, driver’s license information, date of birth and information about a case worker involved in his daughter’s child support case.

The city manager says the women were making an effort to oust him from his job.

Sylvia Gonzalez Photo: CityofCastleHills.com

Gonzalez was released on $5,000 bail. Bail for Wenger was set at $30,000. Both women are in their 70s.

Mayor JR Trevino released a statement saying he’s deeply disturbed and concerned. he also encouraged Castle Hills residents to reserve any judgement until the charges have been investigated.


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