Tuesday, January 20, 2009

California Bookkeeper Arrested On Suspicion Of $1.1 Million Embezzlement

Brenda Kaye Kemper, 57, of Lodi, California was arrested last week on charges of embezzling some $1.1 million from her employer, Big Valley Aviation, Inc., of Stockton, California. Kemper was employed as the company's financial manager and has been charged with grand theft of personal property and falsifying corporate books. Kemper's thefts allegedly span more than 7 years, dating back to 2001, according to investigators. Her allegedly fraud was uncovered when she went to have gastric bypass surgery last summer and left the books and records in disarray. She is also alleged to have opened credit card accounts in the company's name and used them for her own benefit. According to reports, Kemper kept complete control over the company's finances and left everyone else in the dark. She was a 20 year employee of the company.

Read the story here, here and here.

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