23-year-old Kainat Syeda allegedly stole money from the city of Anaheim from January 2006 to April 2009, while working as a uniformed cadet in the front lobby traffic bureau window of the Anaheim Police Department. When people paid cash for the release of their impounded vehicles, Syeda would enter a "No Sale" in the cash register and take the payment instead. She is accused of committing the act about 1,799 times, resulting in a loss of $225,000 for the city of Anaheim.
Syeda is charged with one felony count of the misappropriation of public funds, four felony counts of falsifying and altering records maintained at a public office and 40 felony counts of Grand Theft. She also faces sentencing enhancements and allegations for theft exceeding $100,000 and property loss over $200,000. If convicted on all counts, she faces a maximum sentence of up to 46 years in state prison.
If you or someone you know has been charged with Grand Theft, embezzlement or misappropriation of funds contact Robert M. Bernstein for a free consultation today.