Robin O’Connor, the payroll manager for the San Francisco Giants for the past four years, has been charged with allegedly embezzling $1,513,836.28 from the team payroll between June 2010 and June 2011.
O’Connor, an $80,000-per-year employee, was outed after applying for a house loan and forging a letter from the Giants’ HR manager to explain large deposits from the team into her personal account: “Because of her outstanding contributions … that assisted us in accomplishing our goal of winning the 2010 World Series, she was given two additional payments of compensation in May 2011.” When Bank of America contacted the team to confirm, the jig was up.
She’s being charged with wire fraud and fraud in connection with a computer. The investigation is being performed by the FBI; the team has been working with the local U.S. attorney.
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