Thursday, December 18, 2008

California Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $283,000 From County Agency

Mary Thongdee, 25, of Stockton, California, pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $283,000 from the San Joaquin Family Resource and Referral Center. Thondgee and a co-conspirator, Laphone Vongkeo, 32, who worked as a payment provider analyst at the center, were alleged to have written checks which Thongdee cashed and the two shared. The thefts occurred between November 2004 and July 2007. Vongkeo's trial is scheduled for April 2009. Sentencing for Thongdee is scheduled for February 23, 2009. She faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, plus restitution.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the DOJ indictment announcement here.

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