Former bookkeeper charged with embezzling from employer

A 45-year-old Vallejo bookkeeper has been charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing roughly $400,000 from her San Francisco employer, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Deanna Larre Millsaps was arraigned Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court on nine felony counts of theft by embezzlement, excessive taking of funds and an aggravated white collar enhancement.

She pleaded not guilty.

“Fraud and deceit inevitably catches up with those that think they can cheat their employers,” said District Attorney George Gascon in a statement. “Big or small, ripping off the company you work for will be met with consequences.”

Millsaps was the bookkeeper at Krueger Brothers Builders from 2007 to 2012.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Millsaps allegedly wrote herself fraudulent checks for five years. She also wrote fake checks in the name of her then-girlfriend Caren Jeffries, who was also an employee of the company.

Millsaps issued checks to six other people as well. In all, she allegedly embezzled more than $400,000.

Millsaps was brought to San Francisco from Nevada State Prison, where she has been serving time for first-degree burglary.

In the meantime, Millsaps’ co-defendant, Jeffries, has a warrant issued for her arrest.

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