A husband and wife have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $360,000 from the organization where the wife worked as an office manager. They are also facing charges of failing to file tax returns.
Cindy Su’a is accused of stealing from her former employer, the Anaheim Police Association in California. An accounts payable audit was conducted after indiscrepancies within the organization’s financial records were discovered. Investigators allege that Su’a managed to embezzle the funds by fraudulently altering the amounts on her paychecks after her supervisor had signed off on them. She is accused of using a typewriting correction feature to carry out the illegal activity. Although her annual salary was $65,000, in one year Su’s changed the check totals to take home almost $200,000. It is believed that she used the money to pay for personal expenses as well as bills. She is currently facing counts of forgery and computer access fraud.
Su’a and her husband John are both charged with willful failure to file tax returns. Prosecutors state that the couple did not file personal income tax returns in 2009 and 2010, perhaps as a way to cover up their illegal scheme.