Bong Soo Kim, Korea Times Ad Rep, Busted for Allegedly Embezzling $140,000
Garden Grove police today arrested a Korea Times advertising representative for allegedly having businesses write checks in his name that were deposited into his personal account--to the tune of more than $140,000 over the past two years.
Bong Soo Kim, 52, was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of grand theft and embezzlement.
Possibly not one of the suspect's client ads.
Publishers discovered the thefts in 2010 and began an investigation with the Garden Grove Police Department.
Kim, who has worked as an advertising agent with the newspaper for 20 years, in 2009 began having his clients make checks out to him, according to police.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners
TicketsFri., Jun. 30, 7:07pm
New Japan Pro Wrestling - G1 Special In The USA
TicketsSat., Jul. 1, 5:00pm
Orange County Soccer Club vs. Portland Timbers 2
TicketsSat., Jul. 1, 7:00pm
Los Angeles Temptation vs. Pittsburgh Rebellion
TicketsSat., Jul. 8, 7:00pm
A search warrant served at Kim's Fullerton residence today uncovered bank records and tax statement related to the case, police say.
The department claims Kim confessed to the crime and stated that his wife's business was in financial trouble and he was trying to keep it afloat.
No stolen money has been recovered.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Orange County, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.