Police Association Manager Convicted Of Embezzling $360,000

Posted By Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer || 10-Oct-2013

Cindy Ann Su'a, 47, was convicted of stealing $360,000 from the Anaheim Police Association by altering her paychecks with a typewriter correction feature to change the figures on her paychecks after they had been signed by her supervisors. Su'a fraudulently boosted her $65,000 salary to nearly $200,000. She also used the Police Association's online banking to pay her personal bills.

Su'a was caught after her failure to file her personal income taxes for 2009 and 2010, which prompted a notice from the IRS to her supervisor. Su'a plead guilty to 117 felony counts of forgery, 23 felony counts of computer access fraud and two felony counts of willful failure to to file tax returns.

Su'a is expected to be sentenced to four years in state prison and ordered to pay $363,000 in restitution to the Anaheim Police Association, with $105,000 in restitution to be paid to the Franchise Tax Board. John Su'a, 47, Cindy Su'a's husband, also plead guilty to misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns and was sentenced to 150 days in jail and three years probation. He is also ordered to pay $105,000 in restitution to the Franchise Tax Board.

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