A longtime local resident is suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her parents by using their credit card and writing fraudulent checks on such expenses as rent, utilities and a cash-advance outlet in town, according to a sheriff’s detective who shared details of the case.
A judge Thursday sentenced the former treasurer of the Baler Band Booster Club after she had pleaded no contest in an embezzlement case, according to court records.
Former sheriff’s deputy Jason T. Lei was sentenced Thursday to 240 days in county jail and three years of probation for embezzling from the deputies union.
Three weeks after the Garlic Festival reported $18,000 in cash missing from their ticket booth, the alleged embezzlement continues to be actively investigated by Gilroy Police.
While it appears as though former sheriff candidate and Hollister police Sgt. Ray Wood will receive a fair penalty of six months in jail for embezzling from the officers' union, it is also good to see that same union has addressed its lacking oversight on financial matters.
A former real estate broker accused of bilking more than $500,000 from her clients will be sentenced next month under a plea agreement.