A former accountant for Suzuki Motors of America faces embezzlement charges for allegedly stealing $1.8M from the company. According to investigators, the woman worked for the company between 2012 and 2017 in the accounting department.
Almost immediately after she began working at the company, she started depositing money into her personal accounts. She falsified documents to hide the thefts. The company fired her in 2017, when allegations of the thefts surfaced. Authorities in Orange County spent more than a year investigating the case. They arrested her last month at her home.
She faces 89 charges of embezzlement. Suzuki Motors of America sued both the woman and her husband in civil court last year. The case, which was settled, is scheduled to be dismissed in 2024 as part of the agreement. The civil case does not affect the criminal charges pending against the woman.
Los Angeles embezzlement lawyer
When you face charges related to theft from an employer, hire an experienced embezzlement lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of criminal defense experience. During that time, he has defended thousands of Californians in both state and federal courts.
Embezzlement is most often a crime of opportunity. The victims’ first priority is to be made whole. Although a long prison sentence might be satisfying from the standpoint of justice, it doesn’t help the victim achieve the goal of restoration.
Effective criminal defense attorneys know that defendants can best make restitution when they are free to work. They can’t do that when they are serving a long prison sentence.
If this describes you, your best defense is an experienced attorney who will fight for the best outcome for you. Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney when you can have a top-rated defender on your side.
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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