Friday, August 14, 2009

Update: California Law Firm Administrator Pleads Guilty To $1.3 Million Embezzlement

Regina M. Schenck, 45, of Herald, California, has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1.3 million from the Sacramento law office of Diepenbrock Harrison where she had been employed as an administrator. Specifically, Schenck pleaded guilty to one count of computer fraud and one count of filing a false tax return. Prosecutors had alleged that starting in 1999 Schenck wrote law firm checks to pay her own bills, created false documents and lied to firm partners to get them to authorize checks she secretly used to buy horses and a horse trailer, among other things. Schenck had been employed by the law firm since 1994 and served as office administrator since 2000.

Read FraudTalk's original post on this story here.

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