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School district chef accused of embezzlement

A 55-year-old man who has earned a multitude of awards and praise for working to make California students' meals healthier was accused of taking $65,000 from the Los Angeles Unified School District and putting it into his own private consulting firm. He appeared in court on Aug. 8 and pleaded not guilty to a total of 15 felony counts that included misappropriation of funds and embezzlement.

Former employee sentenced after embezzling $1 million

On July 25, the former director of a California-based physical fitness firm was sentenced to more than seven years after she was convicted on embezzlement charges. She had been accused of embezzling an estimated $1 million for her gambling habit and for other personal expenses.

Man convicted of diverting church funds for personal use

On June 30, it was reported that a California man who was the former CFO of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit was convicted on seven charges associated with embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering. The man was charged in 2014 after he was allegedly stole more than $500,000 from an Oakland-based church.

California woman embezzled money to pay for luxuries

A Laguna Beach police detective led the investigation of a 34-year-old woman and uncovered evidence that she embezzled $1,538,771 from multiple businesses in Orange County. After accepting a plea deal from federal prosecutors, the woman entered a guilty plea and now faces the possibility of up to 23 years in prison and $350,000 in fines. According to court documents, she primarily spent the money on vacations, living expenses, horse rentals and cosmetic surgery.

City worker arrested for embezzlement

California residents may be interested to know that on March 29, 2017, the former Compton deputy city treasurer was taken into custody by the FBI for embezzling. The 47-year-old man is facing federal charges for allegedly stealing $3,721,924 from May 2010 through December 2016 from programs supported by federal funds.

Former mayor accused of financial theft

On March 10, it was reported that a former mayor of a California city was seeking to have his $1 million bond reduced as he said that he could not afford it. The 43-year-old, who was the former mayor of Stockton, was accused of embezzlement, grand theft and misuse of public funds from the Stockton Kids Club, among other offenses.

Banker sentenced to 11 years for stock scheme

On Feb. 15, it was reported that a California-based investment banker was sentenced to prison after being convicted of fraud charges in 2016. The man, age 46, was convicted of securities fraud, investment adviser fraud and conspiracy after he became involved in a scheme to manipulate shares at a reinsurer that has since gone out of business.

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