A volunteer parent at a North Hollywood middle school faces embezzlement charges. Police arrested the woman last month after school officials noticed missing money.
The woman allegedly took money raised for field trips and after-school programs. Walter Reed Middle School is located in the Studio City area, and opened in 1939. Initially called North Hollywood Junior High, school district officials renamed the building to honor US Army Major Walter Reed.
School officials did not indicate how much money the woman took, or when they believe she began taking money. The suspect was released on a $20,000 bail.
North Hollywood Embezzlement lawyer
When you face charges for stealing money from your employer, hire an experienced embezzlement lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Embezzlement is a form of grand theft. Although volunteers are not employees, the state can bring embezzlement charges against anyone in a position of trust. When you face accusations of workplace theft, your best defense strategy is to hire an experienced attorney. An experienced defense attorney can help you negotiate the criminal justice system and work toward a positive outcome.
Most theft victims want to be made whole. Long prison sentences don’t accomplish this, and judges are sensitive to that. Returning the stolen resources can put a defendant in a favorable light in court. As your defense attorney, Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he will work toward the best possible outcome for your case.
Don’t settle for an inexperirenced attorney, and don’t attempt to defend yourself in court. 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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