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2 sentenced to prison for siphoning funds from high school

Two California residents, a mother and her daughter, were sentenced to four years on Nov. 10 after they were convicted on embezzlement charges. According to reports, the mother was an account clerk at the high school in Alhambra when she and her daughter embezzled the money from the school's student government over a five-year period.

Woman sentenced to 63 months for embezzlement

A 34-year-old California woman was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison on Oct. 16 after she was convicted of embezzling more than $1.5 million from multiple clients. The woman was the owner and operator of a company that provided financial assistance, including tax, bookkeeping and accounting services for her clients.

Former superintendent charged with embezzlement

On Aug. 31, it was reported that a 57-year-old former superintendent for a California high school was scheduled to be arraigned on multiple felony charges. The man was accused of manipulating the school board to increase the amount he received in pay and benefits.

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.

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