Monday, August 6, 2012

Former Casino HR Manager In California Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $400K

Erika M. Carlton
Erika Michelle Carlton, 38, of Roseville, California, has pleaded guilty to embezzling as much as $400,000 from the Thunder Valley Resort and Casino, which is owned by the United Auburn Indian Community.  Carlton was employed as a human resources manager at the casino.  Carlton's embezzlement scheme spanned about 4 1/2 years, from November 12, 2006 to March 9, 2011, according to prosecutors.  Carlton used a casino credit card to buy raffle prizes for employee functions, such as gift cards, electronics and consumer goods.  However, she keep or returned the gifts for cash for her own use, according to reports.  Carlton had been employed at Thunder Valley since April 2003, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Read the story here and here.

Update (2/8/13): Carlton was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $236,050 in restitution. 

2 comments:

Cheryl Meril said...

It's duly noted the diamond necklace around her neck. These people have a sickness for sure. It's rarely about down and out people who do this kind of thing, it seems to be real greed and addiction to money doesn't it?

Muhammad Amir said...

A Roseville resident pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug. 2, to embezzling up to $400,000 from her former employer, bookofra online