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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Giants’ Employee Sentenced to 21 Months for Embezzlement

Never Steal Anything Giant.

A San Francisco Giants payroll manager who admitted to embezzling $2.2 million from the baseball team was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison Monday after a hearing. The Giants opposed her request for leniency.

Robin O’Connor, 42, of American Canyon, who worked in the Giants’ front office from 2007 until her arrest last July, pleaded guilty in November to defrauding the team by transferring money to her bank accounts in numerous transactions between June 2010 and June 2011, reported SFGate Monday.

O’Connor has paid back $960,000 and was ordered Monday to pay an additional $1.456 million to the Giants, which includes more than $200,000 for the team’s costs of investigating her. She will also forfeit a 2011 BMW and a Ford pickup truck, which prosecutors said she bought with stolen money.

...O’Connor’s lawyer, Rita Bosworth argued for probation and a year of house arrest. She said the crime was an aberration, O’Connor is remorseful, and her husband would return to his native England with the couple’s autistic 6-year-old son and 5-year-old brother if his wife went to prison reported SFGate.

Repoz Posted: March 27, 2012 at 05:31 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Balkroth Posted: March 27, 2012 at 05:52 AM (#4089914)
the couple’s autistic 6-year-old son and 5-year-old brother

That reads really weird.
   2. Greg K Posted: March 27, 2012 at 06:29 AM (#4089916)
That reads really weird.

Not if the couple are brother and sister and the 5 year old is their mutual younger sibling. Then it's perfectly reasonable.
   3. dmunk Posted: March 27, 2012 at 08:39 AM (#4089941)
I'm assuming Aaron Rowand and Barry Zito arrests will be following shortly...
   4. SG Posted: March 27, 2012 at 09:39 AM (#4089964)
So she transferred $2.2M dollars to herself over a period of one year? Perhaps she should have been a bit less aggressive.
   5. LionoftheSenate Posted: March 27, 2012 at 09:50 AM (#4089971)
So she transferred $2.2M dollars to herself over a period of one year? Perhaps she should have been a bit less aggressive.


Maybe she felt the Giants wouldn't notice on account they were paying Zito to not pitch in during the playoffs.
   6. UCCF Posted: March 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM (#4090211)
So she transferred $2.2M dollars to herself over a period of one year? Perhaps she should have been a bit less aggressive.

She probably just put a decimal point in the wrong place or something. She just messed up some mundane detail.
   7. Esmailyn Gonzalez Sr. Posted: March 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4090228)
She probably just put a decimal point in the wrong place or something. She just messed up some mundane detail.

At least 21 months shouldn't mean federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison...
   8. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: March 27, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4090273)
She's going to have the same number of wins that Zito has this year, and she only wanted 2.2 per. How is that a crime?
   9. Bob Evans Posted: March 27, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4090334)
It's an aberration if she stole all $2.2M at one time. I'm thinking that wasn't the case.
   10. Endless Trash Posted: March 27, 2012 at 04:21 PM (#4090511)
She probably just put a decimal point in the wrong place or something. She just messed up some mundane detail.

At least 21 months shouldn't mean federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison...


Maybe someone will burn down AT&T Park and she'll be off the hook.
   11. Steve Treder Posted: March 27, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4090599)
It's just like Superman II.
   12. Khrushin it bro Posted: March 27, 2012 at 06:14 PM (#4090657)
Watch out for your cornhole dude! <mumble> And don't come back in a dress <\mumble>
   13. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: March 27, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4090662)
Watch out for your cornhole dude! <mumble> And don't come back in a dress <mumble>

Umm, Robin O'Connor is a woman. The words "her" and "she" are dead giveaways.
   14. Walt Davis Posted: March 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM (#4090844)
Surely that was Superman III.

And she should feel horrible for stealing money out of the pockets of the Pittsburgh Pirates like that.
   15. asinwreck Posted: March 28, 2012 at 12:51 AM (#4090860)
Um, Robin, I'm gonna need you to come into work Saturday, OK? OK.

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