A Newbury Park woman will spend 18 months in jail and 2.5 years on probation for embezzlement . In January, the woman pleaded guilty to three felony counts of grand theft and also one count of forgery.
According to investigators, the 57-year-old woman worked for a local data storage company. Part of her job responsibilities included billing clients. While there, she misdirected client payments to accounts she controlled. The company discovered the thefts in December 2017. Investigators examined the company’s financial records and then confirmed the thefts. In all, police say the woman stole more than $180,000.
In addition to the jail term, the judge also ordered the woman to repay more than $300,000 in restitution. The increased amount covers the additional accounting costs as well as legal fees associated with prosecuting the theft.
Newbury Park Embezzlement Attorney
Embezzlement is a form of grand theft. When you face charges for financial crimes related to employment, hire an experienced embezzlement attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense and takes cases in Ventura County. In his decades of practice, he has defended thousands of Californians accused of a variety of crimes.
One key element of an embezzlement case is restitution. Victims want to be made whole. Often, major financial losses can destabilize or even shutter businesses or organizations. An experienced defense attorney can use this to help reduce any potential sentence.
Mr. Helfend manages each case personally. That means you’ll always work directly with him on your case. He will not pass your case along to a less experienced defender. His plain-English style also means that you’ll always understand the status of your case.
Don’t rely on inexperience, and do not attempt to represent yourself in a criminal court case. 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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