Founder Of Particular Training Aide Supplier Discovered Responsible Of Embezzlement, Theft, Faculty Districts Obtain 1000’s In Restitutions
Five public school districts and other education departments will receive $ 327,991 in restitution after being convicted of embezzlement and theft, the prosecutor said Friday.
The Central Coast Kids & Families nonprofit provided school aids for children with special needs who were paid for by public schools in Monterey County, but bills and timesheets show that the organization’s founder, Lolita Garcia, gave schools more than 192,823 over the course of the course US dollars billed for two years.
People’s investigation into the People criminal case against Lolita Garcia found that Garcia routinely billed the five school districts, the San Andreas Regional Center and the Monterey County Special Education Local Plan Area for hours their staff didn’t actually work between 2013 and 2015.
Garcia also embezzled more than $ 675,646 from the nonprofit, spent the money on luxury cars, a diamond Rolex watch, and Louis Vuitton handbags, and failed to report the embezzlement and expense of their taxes.
After Garcia was sentenced to four years in state prison on December 2 last year, people confiscated her accounts and personal property, which were later liquidated for distribution to victims’ organizations. Garcia continues to pay $ 458,135 in compensation for her crimes.
“Lolita Garcia has abused the trust these authorities had in her as the director of a non-profit organization,” said prosecutor Jeannine Pacioni. “So often, in cases of theft and embezzlement, there are no assets available to meet provisions. Here, because of these critical government agencies, we were able to recover substantial assets at the beginning of the process to satisfy a large part of the provision. “Services for children and parents in our community.”
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