Sunday, January 20, 2013

California Woman Sought In $160K Embezzlement Scheme

Sierra Danielle Julie Garcia, 26, aka Sierra Danielle Julia Anderson and Sierra Danielle Julia Gregory, is being sought by authorities for allegedly embezzling nearly $160,000 from a Lodi, California-based real estate brokerage firm.  Garcia is alleged to have used brokerage funds to pay credit card bills for her friends and family, wrote company checks to herself, as welll as created fraudulent books & records to cover her scheme.  She also allegedly received a credit card in the business's name which she used for personal expenses. 

Update (2/5/13): Garcia has turned herself in and arraigned last Friday.  The now-defunct real estate brokerage firm where Garcia worked has been identified as Katzakian, Williams and Associates.  Authorities allege that from February 2009 to September 2011, Garcia falsified account entries and embezzled $157,800 to pay personal credit cards by writing checks to herself and making personal charges with statements mailed to the business.

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