At times, when the subordinates had no money of their own to lend him, they would take money, sometimes totaling thousands of shekels, from a special fund kept to pay Arab informers.
The money was always returned to the fund, either by the district head or by the staffers. One of the employees allegedly forged documents to cover up the unauthorized withdrawals from the fund.
Several employees tried to interfere with the inquiry, even collaborating to cover up the incident. Other employees knew about the improper withdrawals but never reported them.
Upon receiving the inquiry results, Gillon decided to suspend and possibly dismiss the four employees. However, they offered to resign on Thursday of last week, and Gillon immediately accepted.