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Insurance broker accepts plea deal on embezzlement charges

An investigation by the California Department of Insurance and FBI has resulted in a guilty plea from a 62-year-old Fresno man who operated an insurance brokerage and benefits management company. The man acknowledged that he spent $6,089,500 in clients' funds on personal and business operating expenses.

Embezzlement charges filed against nonprofit director

Prosecutors in California say that the director of a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with special needs embezzled approximately $675,000 from the group between 2013 and 2015. The 57-year-old Santa Cruz woman was taken into custody by investigators from the Monterey County District Attorney's Office on March 19. Media reports suggest that prosecutors began investigating the nonprofit group in 2015 after an accountant hired by the woman reported a number of suspicious transactions to the California Attorney General's Office.

Firefighter sentenced in toy-drive embezzlement case

A California woman was sentenced to three years of probation on March 12, 2018. The 54-year-old former firefighter from San Bruno, was found guilty of embezzlement for taking money from fire department bank account that was used to host its annual toy drive. San Mateo County prosecutors said that the woman stole $25,583 from the account during a period of time ranging from January 2015 through October 2016. While the woman reportedly claimed that she had done so in anger at mistreatment she faced as a woman in the firehouse, prosecutors said that they did not believe this account of her motivation. They said that no evidence was presented that she was mistreated and that, even if true, it was not a defense to embezzlement charges.

Women sentenced to prison in embezzlement case

A woman who had been convicted on charges relating to embezzlement was sentenced to two years and eight months in a California women's prison. She was accused of falsification of corporate books and state income tax evasion, as she failed to report the embezzled income on her tax returns.

City officials sentenced for embezzlement scheme

California residents may want to know more about a corruption scheme involving city officials in Riverside County that reportedly cost almost $43 million in taxpayer money. This effort to steal Beaumont City money needed for transportation funding took place over more than two decades. Four people involved in the scheme were sentenced on Dec. 19.

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