Lynette Rojas Arraigned for Allegedly Stealing $134,000 From the Boys N Girls Club of La Habra

Lynette Rojas in is scheduled to sashay into an arraignment hearing in about five minutes to answer to charges that she stole $134,000 from the Boys N Girls Club of La Habra.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) will try to throw the book at the 34- 37-year-old La Habra resident, who was the organization's executive assistant. She could get up to 20 years in state prison if convicted of the laundry list of charges against her, which are detailed after the jump . . .


December 10, 2010


Courtesy of OCDA
Lynette Rojas

SANTA ANA – An executive assistant for the Boys N Girls Clubs of La
Habra will be arraigned Monday for stealing over $134,000 from the
organization in cash deposits and unauthorized extra payroll.  Lynette
Rojas, 37, La Habra, is charged with one felony count of grand theft by
embezzlement, 24 felony counts of computer access and fraud, and
sentencing enhancements and allegations for over $100,000 in loss,
aggravated white collar crime over $100,000, and property damage over
$65,000. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in state
prison. The People will be requesting $135,000 bail and Rojas must
prove the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting
bond.  The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Dec. 13, 2010,
at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

Beginning in April 2008, Rojas is accused of working as an executive
assistant with the responsibility of preparing and submitting payroll
data and completing cash and check bank deposits for the organization.
Rojas is accused of abusing her position by processing unauthorized,
extra payroll to herself amounting to almost $25,000. Rojas is also
accused of stealing over $109,000 in cash that was supposed to be
deposited into the Boys N Girls Club of La Habra account. She is
accused of attempting to hide her theft by altering the organization's
cash deposit paperwork. She is also accused of fraudulently signing the
names of two club Directors on daily receipt forms.

The theft was discovered when it was determined that the cash deposit
paperwork completed by Rojas was significantly more than the deposit
receipts from the bank. Rojas is accused of stealing over $134,000 in
all. After the theft, the Boys and Girls Club of La Habra laid off
several employees and cut programs for needy children.

The La Habra Police Department investigated this case.

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