Wednesday, June 24, 2009

California Bookkeeper Sentenced In $1.8 Million Embezzlement Case

Foifua M. Atoafa, 44, of Garden Grove, California, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and order to pay $1.8 million in restitution for embezzling that amount from Tinnell Fibre, Inc., a small paper company based in Westminster, California, for whom she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to prosecutors, Atoafa opened a personal bank account under the name Rincon Recycling, Inc., a name nearly identical to one of Tinnell’s vendors, and deposited numerous checks for her own benefit. The thefts occurred over a seven year period from 2001 to 2008.

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