February 21, 2024


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Houston woman steals $288K from a Sugar Land company, gets 65 years

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A female who was accused of stealing additional than $288,000 from a Sugar Land enterprise she labored for has been sentenced to 65 decades in jail, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Business office.

Leslie Garcia, 46, of Rosenberg was identified responsible final thirty day period of theft and misapplication of fiduciary responsibility in link to stealing virtually $289,000 above the course of just about two decades. Garcia deposited unauthorized checks in a lender account she opened, according to the district attorney’s business. In addition to the jail sentence, she was also fined.

Defense lawyer Harris Wood could not right away be achieved for remark.

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It is not the 1st time she’s been accused of thieving from an employer. In accordance to the district attorney’s business, Garcia — who went by Leslie Garcia Mendez — gained an eight-year prison sentence in 2008 immediately after she allegedly stole from a Rosenberg enterprise. 

In that situation, she was observed responsible of having $106,000 “through unauthorized checks as very well as providing herself an unauthorized shell out elevate and two unauthorized financial loans in advance of becoming identified by the entrepreneurs,” per the district attorney’s business office.

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“Garcia was discharged from parole just 47 days before she started stealing from the victim in the Sugar Land case,” the release read through. “The company entrepreneurs testified that they did not know about Ms. Garcia’s prior conviction.”

She denied that she “was fired by the victims, that she opened the fraudulent lender account, and that she accessed any of the resources in that account,” in the course of her trial, for each the release. 

“The defendant tried using to blame others for her alternatives, but financial institution documents and certified federal government records do not lie,” stated guide prosecutor Susan Sweeney. “The defendant knew her prior conviction could end result in a prolonged prison time period if she embezzled funds all over again, but however selected to violate the believe in of another employer more than and around again.”

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