A former Simi Valley bartender will spend 210 days in jail for embezzlement . The woman’s co-worker learned that he could load and then cancel gift cards. The employer’s system erroneously left the loaded value on the card, but erased the record of the cancelled transaction.
The woman and her co-worker conspired to pocket cash transactions, and then use the erroneously loaded gift cards to pay the bill. Over a period of two years, the pair embezzled nearly $130,000 from the restaurant.
The woman received three years of supervised felony probation and must repay nearly $55,000. The co-worker, who pleaded guilty to grand theft. As part of his plea agreement, the court will drop a conspiracy charge when he returns for sentencing in January. In addition to facing three years in jail, the co-worker will be required to make restitution of nearly $75,000.
Simi Valley Embezzlement Attorney
When you face embezzlement charges, hire an experienced embezzlement attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He knows what it takes to defend his clients against grand theft charges.
His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. This is exceptionally important in California, when you face felony charges. Mr. Helfend handles each case personally, so you will work directly with him on your defense. Some larger law firms allow their most experienced attorneys to take in cases, then pass them to less experienced junior partners. That can deny clients the full benefit of an attorney’s experience.
Don’t rely on a less experienced attorney for counsel and defense. Instead, choose an experienced criminal defense attorney who will focus his energy on your behalf.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County embezzlement case.
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