By Jeong Park | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: December 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm | UPDATED: December 7, 2018 at 1:49 pm The Orange County District Attorney’s Office on Friday, Dec. 7 charged Paulette Marshall-Chaffee with two misdemeanor counts of petty theft, weeks after allegations that she stole election signs accusing her of carpetbagging. Marshall-Chaffee is a former candidate for the Fullerton City Council District 5 seat and the wife of supervisor-elect and former Fullerton Mayor Doug Chaffee. She suspended her campaign for the council on Oct. 8 after a local activist, Tony Bushala, found surveillance footage from his office that showed a woman removing Bushala’s “No Paulette Carpetbagger” signs. Bushala had said he was “100 percent positive” that woman was Marshall-Chaffee. Marshall-Chaffee ultimately finished fourth in the council race, receiving 11.5 percent of the vote. Ahmad Zahra won the seat. The arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 18, according to the district attorney’s office. The charges can carry up to a year in county jail, the DA’s office said in a press release. However, some officials who have faced charges of sign stealing had their charges dismissed after agreements with prosecutors, or unilaterally dropped. Marshall-Chaffee’s lawyer, Stephan DeSales, declined to comment.