A woman who pleaded guilty to embezzlement , received a one-year sentence in Santa Barbara’s county jail. The woman, a former real estate agent, pled guilty to one count of grand theft by embezzlement. She also pled guilty to preparing false documentation, and a special allegation of stealing more than $100,000.
The woman worked as a bookkeeper at Abacus Premier Property Management. According to prosecutors, the woman wrote more than $163,000 in checks to herself over several years. Additionally, she falsified reconciliations to appear as though she wrote checks to the company’s vendors.
A Santa Barbara Superior Court judge sentenced the woman to serve one year in the county jail. She must also make restitution for the stolen funds.
Ventura Embezzlement Attorney
Although this particular crime occurred in Santa Barbara, embezzlement can occur anywhere. When you’re accused of embezzlement, your first move should be to hire an experienced embezzlement attorney. Robert Helfend has more than 30 years of criminal courtroom defense experience. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Mr. Helfend has established a reputation as an aggressive defense attorney. He works hard to ensure that his clients’ rights are respected throughout the judicial process. As part of a defense strategy, Mr. Helfend will work to get charges against you reduced or dropped. In California, this is especially important. The state’s Three Strikes Law requires accelerated penalties for second and third felony convictions. Avoiding felony convictions is one way to ensure you do not become entrapped by this law.
When avoiding conviction is not a possibility, Mr. Helfend will work toward the best possible outcome for your case. Even though embezzlement cases may feature large dollar amounts, that does not always translate in to long sentences. That’s because an incarcerated defendant cannot make adequate restitution. By shortening the term of confinement, the court allows the defendant to concentrate on making restitution. In most cases, restitution is what the victims really want.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney. 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/theft case.
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