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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1990
A teacher in the Inglewood Unifed School District has been charged with grand theft and embezzlement for allegedly setting up a personal bank account to bilk the school district, authorities said. Leonard Matthews, who was principal of Hillcrest Continuation High School at the time of the alleged thefts and has since been demoted, was arraigned last week in Los Angeles Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of embezzlement and one count of grand theft involving as much as $4,000.
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November 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak is suspected of attempting to embezzle more than $43 million in state funds, prosecutors said. Police detained Storchak on Thursday along with Viktor Za- kharov, head of the firm Sodexim, and the chairman of Moscow's Interregional Investment Bank, Vadim Volkov. They have not been formally charged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
The Lynwood Unified School District's former chief business officer was charged Thursday with embezzling more than $700,000 in public funds and filing false tax returns. William Douglas Agopian, 60, of Santa Ana allegedly used the money from a district bank account to pay for tickets to professional baseball games, gas and his personal taxes over a four-year period, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. "The allegations do involve a significant violation of public trust involving funds that are intended for the students of the Lynwood Unified School District," said prosecutor Dana Aratani.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Newport News advertising representative has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling about $20,000 in commissions from ads he allegedly placed in the newspaper without advertisers' approval, police and the newspaper said Friday. Larry Michaels Botts, 31, was being held in Newport Beach City Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail after his arrest at his Newport Beach apartment late Thursday, said Sgt. Andy Gonis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former manager at the Ventura Regional Sanitation District has pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzlement, money laundering and income tax fraud after more than $200,000 disappeared from the district's budget. Carol Ann Deavenport faces 52 criminal counts for allegedly embezzling $215,000 from the sanitation district over five years. Deavenport was arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on Dec. 28 after turning herself in to authorities. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of a property management company was arraigned Thursday on charges of embezzling $1.4 million from a Calabasas condominium association, whose residents grew suspicious after noticing a steady decline in the quality of their landscaping. Spencer John Gobus, 46, who pleaded not guilty to three felony counts in Los Angeles Municipal Court, is accused of stealing the money from the Oak Park Calabasas account from Feb. 1, 1985, to July 31, 1993. Deputy Dist. Atty. Allan C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989
The former bookkeeper of two Santa Fe Springs corporations was charged Friday with embezzling more than $579,000 from her employers to maintain a lavish life style that included a new home and a luxury car. Lorrinda Jayne Barlow, 27, is scheduled to surrender Wednesday for arraignment in Los Angeles Municipal Court on two counts of grand theft and 11 counts of forgery. Barlow allegedly embezzled the money by forging more than 100 checks drawn on the accounts of the two corporations, Lee Deane Products Inc. and Raintime Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from a Culver City job placement company. Gary Seiden, 42, was sentenced Thursday to five years in state prison by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David M. Horowitz, according to the state Franchise Tax Board. Seiden wrote checks to himself on company accounts, then failed to claim the embezzled funds on his tax return, according to the tax board. He also was ordered to pay more than $1 million in
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989
A Granada Hills optician was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges that she embezzled 3,635 pairs of eyeglass frames--valued at more than $109,000--from the organization where she worked. Linda Dultz, 45, is accused of taking the frames while working as an optician at the Facey Medical Group in Mission Hills between May, 1987, and April, 1988. Prosecutors charged that Dultz ordered large shipments of eyeglass frames, then took them out of the building on the pretext that she had over-ordered.
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