Bethany Jane Brady worked as a bookkeeper for the Hampton Salon in Newport Beach for 15 years. During that time, she allegedly embezzled over $245,000 from the company. Police think that initially, she took money from the salon’s checking account and paid off her bills. Eventually, she started taking money and putting it into her personal bank account to use. The loss was discovered when the salon was audited. Hampton Salon immediately fired her and police arrested her.
Embezzlement is a type of fraud that involves taking something from someone that has been entrusted to you. Possible defenses include false accusations, lack of intent, or claim of right. Whether you live in Irvine, Anaheim or Laguna Beach, if you are charged with fraud, call an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist you.