A Los Angeles woman was arrested and charged with embezzlement after an elderly man accused her of diverting more than $200,000 from him over a two-year period. San Marino police arrested Rebecca Diaz, 44, and on suspicion of embezzlement following a complaint on the man’s behalf from Los Angeles County Adult Protective Services.
The man had employed Diaz as an account manager at his agricultural business. Recently, he noticed that large amounts of money were being withdrawn from the business accounts. Upon investigation, police discovered that Diaz had been making cash advances to herself using the business’ credit card. She had also been writing checks to herself from the business’ checking account. Diaz had worked for the business for a number of years. San Marino detectives are attempting to verify additional, earlier fraudulent withdrawals.
Los Angeles Embezzlement Attorney
Robert Helfend is a Los Angeles embezzlement attorney with more than 30 years of experience exclusively in criminal defense. Mr. Helfend takes cases involving workplace crimes and financial-trust crimes in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
An excellent defense is an absolute necessity when you’ve been accused of workplace misconduct. Aside from facing criminal penalties, fines and restitution requirements, you can also face additional civil liabilities.
The State of California takes financial fraud directed at older adults very seriously. Since older individuals are less likely to be able to recover from financial fraud, and may be depending upon income from the operation or sale of a business, the State vigorously prosecutes financial crimes directed toward them.
If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of grand theft or embezzlement, please don’t wait. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County embezzlement case.
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