Friday, September 16, 2011

Southern California Bookkeeper Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling More Than $3 Million From Club

Tara Virginia Moore, 39, of Loma Portal, California, was arrested and charged yesterday with embezzling more than $3 million from Jack's La Jolla, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper.  Jack's La Jolla, described as a high-end restaurant and bar, reportedly shuttered two years ago amid "extensive monetary losses," now attributed to Moore's alleged thefts.  Details regarding how Moore misappropriated the money have not been disclosed.  However, she reportedly had worked at the club for about four hears, beginning in 2005.  Authorities reported that some $400,000 in assets have been seized at Moore's home, which she shares with her Navy-physician husband and three young children.


Read the story here and here.

Update (11/15/11): Moore has now been additionally charged with stealing more than $1.8 million from her former mother-in-law, according to reports.  She has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony financial elder abuse, grand theft and forgery.

Update (7/9/12): Read an update of the story here.

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