Tuesday, May 15, 2012

California Woman Charged With Embezzling $250K From Municipal Animal Care Agency

Jongluck "Lucky" Mutrais, 59, of Bellflower, California, has been charged with embezzling some $251,000 from the Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau, where she had been employed as a clerk.  According to authorities, over an 11 month period, from October 1, 2009 to September 1, 2010, Mutrais siphoned funds from the agency where she had been employed for 21 years.  Specifically, Mutrais has been charged with one count of misappropriation of public funds, one count of altering or falsifying an account, one count of embezzlement by public officer and six counts of filing false income tax returns.  Authorities believe that much more money was misappropriated by Mutrais over a period of 10 years.

Read the story here and here.

Update: Mutrais was sentenced to 3 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $600,000 in restitution, including back taxes to the State of California.

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