Sorry, I just can’t resist this one. Several California news outlets are reporting that Ligia Baciu, 35, has been arrested on several charges related to her alleged fraudulent activities at Sweet Life Enterprises. She is due to be arraigned today. Allegedly, she stole over $230,000.
I can’t help but wonder if she ever mouthed Ralph Krambden’s line from The Honeymooners, “How sweet it is.” I also wonder if James Taylor in similar circumstances might have sung, “How sweet it is to stealing from you.”
According to CBS Los Angeles,
Prosecutors allege she used the stolen money to buy an engagement ring, pay for fertility treatments [emphasis added], put a down payment on an Audi, as well as paying for car insurance, groceries and other goods at Costco, Deputy District Attorney Marc Labreche said.
CBS Los Angeles had this description after interviewing Deputy DA Labreche and hearing his allegations:
Baciu, who was responsible for the company’s credit card accounts, allegedly began stealing from the company in February 2008, Labreche said.
She managed to conceal the theft by ordering bills from the credit card companies that she could manipulate to make it look like the expenses were from various other employees, Labreche alleged.
Baciu was laid off from her job in October 2009, but allegedly kept using the credit cards. Her replacement in accounting uncovered the alleged theft in January 2010, Labreche said.
Sweet Life Bakeries, with 251-500 employees, is a subsidiary of Fresh Start Bakeries.
Thanks to Going Concern for the tip.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht