Wednesday, August 31, 2011

San Francisco Giants Payroll Manager Charged With Embezzling More Than $1.5 Million

Robin O'Connor, 41, of American Canyon, California, has been charged with embezzling more than $1.5 million from the San Francisco Giants major league baseball team, where she had been employed as its payroll manager.  According to authorities, O'Connor misdirected payroll funds from team accounts into her own accounts over a period of one year, from June 2010 until June 2011.  O'Connor allegedly forged a letter from the Giant's HR department to the Bank of America home loan division from which she was seeking a mortgage, to explain two large deposits into her accounts.  According to the ongoing investigation, a total of $1,513,836.28 was misappropriated by O'Connor.   She has been charged with wire fraud and fraud in connection with a computer.  O'Connor reportedly admitted to the forged letter as well as to misappropriating about $600,000, which has supposedly been returned.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (11/5/11): O'Connor is now believed to have embezzled at least $2.2 million from the San Francisco Giants, according to prosecutors pursuing the case.

Update (11/14/11): O'Connor pleaded guilty today to one count of fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison.

Update (3/25/12): O'Connor has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

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