Bookkeeper to go to prison for embezzlement

A former bookkeeper for a stock market data research firm in San Francisco was sentenced to prison today in San Mateo County Superior Court for embezzling more than $300,000 from the company over a six-year period.

llen Diego-Bautista, 34, was taken into custody this morning and ordered to serve three years and four months in state prison.

ccording to the district attorney's office, Diego-Bautista began working for Research Data Group in San Francisco in 1997. Beginning in 1999, she began depositing checks from the company's clients into her personal

accounts at her bank in Daly City, the district attorney's office reported.

The embezzlement continued until 2005, when Diego-Bautista went on maternity leave and temporary workers at the company discovered the illegal activity, the district attorney's office reported. When confronted by the

company's president, she reportedly admitted to taking approximately $313,000, according to the district attorney's office.

In August, Diego-Bautista pleaded no contest to felony embezzlement. In addition to her prison sentence today, she was ordered to make full restitution to the company, which her attorney said she has already begun to do.

— Bay CIty News

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