A former Urban Decay cosmetics company executive pleaded guilty to embezzlement last month. According to prosecutors, the man stole nearly $600,000 from the Orange County-based firm.
He pleaded guilty to one felony count of theft by embezzlement. As part of his plea agreement, the judge dismissed two additional grand theft felony charges and also one special allegation. The man will serve one year in the Orange County Jail. He must also complete five years of probation following his release. He has already paid full restitution to the company, and will begin serving his jail sentence in July.
Investigators discovered that the man had created a number of fake accounts at local banks. He then authorized payments from the company to the false accounts over a period of two months in 2017. Officials at one bank noticed the transfers and warned the company, which then notified police. Police arrested the man in December of 2017.
Los Angeles Embezzlement Attorney
Embezzlement is a form of work-related grand theft. A conviction can result in a jail sentence, restitution and other sanctions. When you face grand theft charges, hire an experienced embezzlement attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He takes grand theft cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Mr. Helfend manages each case personally. You will always work directly with him on your matter. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. This strategy eliminates the possibility of conviction, and reduces the impact of any remaining charges against you. In California, avoiding felony convictions is essential, due to the state’s Three Strikes Law.
When you face criminal charges, insist on an experienced lawyer who will fight aggressively for you 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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