Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Former Bookkeeper in California Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $382K From Real Estate Developer

Shalena P. Leggett, 37, of Vacaville, California, pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled more than $382,000 from an unnamed real estate development compnay for which she had been employed as a bookkeeper.  According to authorities, Leggett wired the funds out of her employer's accounts into an account she controlled, over a period of about 1 1/2 years, from March 2008 until October 2009.  Leggett pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 7, 2011.

Read the story here and here.

Update (10/4/11): Leggett was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for embezzling what is now reported to be more than $450,000, from an undisclosed real estate firm. 

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