Saturday, May 26, 2007

Weekly's bookkeeper accused of embezzling

The former bookkeeper of the Point Reyes Light newspaper in Marin County, Lashanda Goldstein, 29, of Santa Rosa is facing felony charges of embezzlement and burglary for taking $62,000, according to today's Marin Independent Journal. The money allegedly was skimmed from payroll accounts and through the use of a company credit card for personal purchases, sheriff's detective Sandra Scott told the IJ. The newspaper became suspicious when its credit card provider called to report unusual transactions, she said. The Light's owner, Robert Plotkin, is a former Monterey County deputy district attorney.

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