Saturday, January 31, 2009
California Bookkeeper For Internet Security Company Pleads No Contest In $130K Embezzlement
Russell Morita, 48, of Sunnyvale, California, pleaded no contest to charges he embezzled some $130,000 from his former employer, Trend Micro in Cuppertino, California. According to prosecutors, Morita used a company credit card between 2004 to 2007 to buy many electronics items which he had shipped directly to his home. In some instances Morita allegedly charged twice the amount on some items he bought and had the balance refunded to his personal account. Morita was an employee in the accounting department of Micro Trend.