Reprinted from the October 23, 2014 Mongoose. Gary Polland at least reads The Mongoose. Polland once almost always billed 5.0 hours for every single home visit that someone in his office did. Now, after I reported that odd fact, Polland has started billing in less round, less easy to question amounts. In Cause No. 2014-41117, Polland submitted an invoice to Judge Lombardino claiming that Polland spent 4.2 hours on August 29, 2014 for a home visit with the mother and to prepare a report. The attorney for the mother e-mailed me to say:
Pollard did visit with my client on August 29, 2014 (Friday) from about 4:45 to about 5:15 p.m. [30 minutes total] …. I have a tape recording of the home visit…. The drive according to MapQuest (59 to 45 south. Freeway miles) from Polland’s office to my client’s home is 8.12 miles — about 11 minutes. Pollard billed 4.2 hours for 8/29/2014 –that is impossible. ….. Gary’s report [on the home visit] was about two pages long and he had about six pictures.
Unless traffic was really bad that day, it would appear Mr. Polland still has record keeping problems with recording the accurate amount of time spent on CPS cases. At least Polland attended that home visit himself instead of sending an associate or social worker.