Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Rebecca Rhea Moore, a controller/bookkeeper for Miller Contracting Company is scheduled to be arraigned Monday for embezzling $1.7 million from her workplace by forging the company owner's signatures on checks.
Between July 2003 and October 2011, Moore is accused of working as controller/bookkeeper for Dan Miller Inc., dba Miller Contracting Company. Between December 2003 and October 2011, she is accused of forging the company owner's signature on company checks that she wrote to herself. She is accused of attempting to conceal her theft by falsifying the company's financial records to indicate that the checks were paid to legitimate company vendors.
Moore is accused of using the embezzled funds to pay off her personal credit card and mortgage accounts and to purchase landscape and furnish a new residence in San Clemente and timeshare properties in Las Vegas and Maui.
In October 2011, the victim reported the theft to Irvine Police Department (IPD), who reviewed the company financial accounts and discovered his forged signature on several checks recently paid to the defendant. IPD investigated the case and arrested Moore yesterday, Oct. 11, 2012.
Deputy District Attorney Chuck Lawhorn of the White Collar Crime Team is prosecuting this case.