Monday, March 16, 2009

California Bookkeeper & Serial Embezzler Sentenced Again

Lenore Gotelli, 46, of San Mateo, California was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for embezzling some $100,000 from her former employer, RSS Architecture Inc., where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. Gotelli used corporate credit cards to steal the money in 2006 while she was still on probation for two other embezzlement cases. During 2003 and 2004, Gotelli had embezzled nearly $11,000 from the Ralston Middle School Athletic Boosters Club in Belmont, California, by writing checks to herself. Gotelli had suggested that the boosters club be formed to help support school athletics and took over the financial reins. In that case, she plead no contest to two embezzlement charges and was sentenced to six months in jail, plus three years' probation, but did not do any time because she had 205 days credit. While out and on probation, Gotelli got a job at Action Systems Inc., in Redwood City, California, where she stole $4,000 by writing 7 checks to herself between 2004 and 2005. A police search of Gotelli's home after the RSS case revealed a number of items, including a flat screen television, an oven and rugs, that were supposedly purchased with the stolen money. The terms of Gotelli's probation prohibited her from working in any financial capacity.

Read the story here, here and here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you confirm the allegations with the prosecutor? Could this be a case of a jilted bosses revenge? Why did they give a 2 time fellon a deal if they had a good case?