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San Francisco Giants Employee Arrested on Embezzlement Charges


Robin O’Connor, a former payroll manager for the San Francisco Giants, has been arrested on charges of embezzling over $1.5 million from the organization.

Over the past year, O’Connor has siphoned money from nine Giants’ employees according to the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.  O’Connor’s actions have resulted in federal felony charges of wire fraud and fraud in connection with a computer.

O’Connor was in charge of handling the payroll accounts of Giants employees, which include players.  She used her power to redirect money into her personal accounts.

The former employee got creative to pad her regular $80,000 salary with a few extra “benefits”.  Acting as the Giants’ human resources manager, O’Connor sent a forged letter to the bank that said the team was transferring the additional funds to her account “because of her outstanding contributions”.

But that wasn’t good enough.

O’Connor took it to the next level, adding that her “outstanding contributions” helped the Giants win the 2010 World Series.

Talk about employee of the month.  I hope she got her ring.

Unfortunately for O’Connor, the real HR manager eventually got their hands on the letter and alerted officials that it had been forged.  Giants’ management approached O’Connor in July and she ultimately confessed to redirecting the funds.

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