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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Cindy Ann Su'a, office manager for the Anaheim Police Association has been charged with embezzling over $360,000 from the associaiton by changing the amount on her paycheck after it had been signed by her bosses.
Cindy Su'a's husband John Su'a, 46, Whittier, is charged with two felony counts of willful failure to file tax returns. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison. John Su'a is being held on $20,000 bail.
Te couple is expected to be arraigned Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
At the time of the crime, Cindy Su'a was the office manager for the Anaheim Police Association and was responsible for all check writing, company credit cards, and bookkeeping. She was the only paid employee with an approximate salary of $65,000 annually.
Between August 2007 and March 2012, Cindy Su'a is accused of embezzling over $360,000 by changing the amount on her paycheck after it had been signed by her bosses. She is accused of using a typewriter correction feature to change her bi-monthly payment amount from $2,489 to $5,489 or $6,489. The defendant is accused of fraudulently paying herself nearly $200,000 one year. Cindy Su'a is also accused of using the association's online banking to pay her own bills.
For the 2009 and 2010 tax years, Cindy Su'a and her husband John Su'a are accused of failing to file tax returns for their personal income taxes.
This case was discovered when the association’s President noticed a discrepancy in Cindy Su'a's intended annual salary and actual income after receiving delinquency notices regarding her failure to file taxes from the Internal Revenue Service.
This case was investigated by the Anaheim Police Department and Franchise Tax Board.