Sunday, December 12, 2010
California Boys & Girls Club Exec Charged With Embezzling $134K
Lynette Rojas, 37, of La Habra, California, was arrested and charged last week with embezzling more than $134,000 from the La Habra Boys and Girls Club where she had been employed as an executive assistant with bookkeeping responsibilities. According to authorities, Rojas stole more than $109,000 in cash from the club and wrote more than 2 dozen unauthorized club checks to herself totalling nearly $25,000. She has been charged with grand theft by embezzlement and 24 felony counts of computer access and fraud. The thefts allegedly occurred in April 2008 and totalled $134,540. As a result of Rojas' alleged thefts, several employees had to be laid off and cut off programs for needy children.