Thursday, April 14, 2011
California Woman Charged With Embezzling $180K From Doctor's Office
Stephanie Morgan of Oceanside, California and believed to be in her early 40s, has been charged with embezzling more than $180,000 from the medical offices of Dr. Julia Aspiras, where she had been employed as office manager. Over as much as a 3 year period, beginning in 2008 when she was hired, Morgan allegedly wrote unauthorized checks and used the practice credit card for her own benefit. She may also have stolen cash receipts, according to Dr. Aspiras. Morgan is the wife of US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Mitchell Morgan based at Camp Pendleton. Sgt. Morgan has been charged with receiving stolen goods. Police investigators reportedly found a number of apparent recent purchases at the Morgan home, including four flatscreen TVs, two dirt bikes, a laptop, a Ford Mustang, a Chevrolet Tahoe and new appliances. Stephanie Morgan reportedly has a prior criminal record in Texas.
Read the story here.