Prosecutors expand alleged SF Giants embezzlement loss to $2.2 Million

Robin O’Connor (via LinkedIn profile)Robin O’Connor (via LinkedIn profile)

Robin O’Connor (via LinkedIn profile)Robin O’Connor (via LinkedIn profile)

Federal prosecutors have expanded to $2.2 million the amount that they accuse a former San Francisco Giants payroll manager of embezzling from the team.

The revised charge against Robin O’Connor, 41, of American Canyon, was set forth in a criminal information filed by prosecutors in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Thursday.

O’Connor was previously accused in charges filed in July of embezzling more than $1.5 million.

The revised document alleges that O’Connor stole $2.2 million between June 2010 and June 2011 from the Giants and Giants employees by diverting funds from a team bank account to several of her personal bank accounts.

In a second document filed Thursday, prosecutors and O’Connor’s defense attorney asked the court to delay her arraignment on the revised charges until Nov. 14 on grounds of “the public interest in prompt disposition of criminal cases.”

Defense attorney Rita Bosworth declined to comment on possible next steps in the case.

O’Connor was fired from her job on July 6 after Giants officials discovered the alleged embezzlement, according to an FBI affidavit filed earlier in the case.<br>
The criminal information charges O’Connor with one count of wire fraud in connection with an electronic funds transfer of $286,428 made on Sept. 14, 2010.

It also seeks forfeiture of the full alleged $2.2 million in proceeds. Property that would be forfeited includes a 2011 BMW, a 2011 Ford Raptor and $566,000 already seized from three of O’Connor’s bank accounts on July 8, prosecutors said in the filing.

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