Sunday, November 22, 2009

Update: California Sheriff Sergeant's Wife Pleads Not Guilty In $1.6 Million Embezzlement Case

Kimberly Sue Sziraki, 44, of Atwater, California and the wife of Merced County Sheriff Department's Sgt. Steve Sziraki, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges she embezzled as much as $1.6 million from her employer, Central Valley Processing, a nut processing company, where she was employed as a manager. Prosecutors allege that Sziraki took client checks and deposited them into her own accounts over a period of about 2 years between 2006 and 2007. She was arrested this past January and has been charged on 16 embezzlement counts and one count of unlawful use of an access card. Sziraki faces up to 17 years in prison.

Read FraudTalk's original post on this story here.

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Update (6/11/10): Sziraki pleaded no contest to four felony counts of embezzlement and theft today. She is expected to be sentenced five to eight years in prison, as part of the plea agreement.

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