Thursday, May 20, 2010
Former Police Cadet In California Charged With Embezzling $225K From Municipality
Kainat Syeda, 23, of Buena Park, California, has been charged with misappropriating more than $225,000 in cash fees paid to the City of Anaheim for release of impounded vehicles. Specifically, Syeda was charged with one felony count of the misappropriation of public funds, four felony counts of falsifying and altering records maintained at a public office, and 40 felony counts of the falsification and concealment of public accounts. Syeda is a former police cadet with the Anaheim Police Department. She is accused of stealing the cash payments for impound fees and then entering "no sale" at the department cash register on nearly 1,800 occasions over a period of more than three years from January 2006 and April 2009.