Mono DA currently handling embezzlement case


Roxana Foley, 51, of Bridgeport awaits arraignment hearing.

Last week the Mono Sheriff’s Office released the information that their investigators, along with the FBI, served warrants and arrested a Bridgeport woman for alleged felony embezzlement from a local bank.  For now, the Mono County District Attorney’s Office is handling the case.

According to Assistant District Attorney Tim Kendall, if the US Attorney’s office wants to handle the case, the Mono DA will “consider allowing them to take it.”  Kendall said that he has no further details on the case at this point except that the suspect, Roxanna Foley, 51 of Bridgeport did post bail and is out of Mono County Jail, pending an arraignment hearing.

Authorities alleged that Foley, a former bank branch manager of Eastern Sierra Community Bank, embezzled funds.  Mono Sheriff’s Public Information Officer, Jennifer Hansen, said that at this time officers are not sure about the amount of money embezzled.  The case, she said, “is still a very active investigation.”

Officers arrested Foley last Thursday.  She was booked into the Mono County Jail without incident.  We have placed a call to Eastern Sierra Community Bank headquarters and await comment.


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14 Responses to Mono DA currently handling embezzlement case

  1. Rob April 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    If convicted watch her sentence be longer then if she would have embezzled the same amount of money from a private business instead of a bank.

    The sentence should be good and long in either case.

    • Uff-Da April 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

      Well, the woman who stole over $800,000 from Washington Mutual (now Chase) in Bishop only got 3 years if that. How is that for justice?

      • Trouble April 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

        It cost 50,000 a year to lock them up. Bet the banks want the their money back more.

        • Ken Warner April 11, 2012 at 8:51 am #

          Good point. Saw a news piece recently that told California spends $50,000 a year to lock someone up and less than $9,000 a year per person on education. Seems like that should be the other way around and might result in fewer people locked up.

        • Rob April 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

          They don’t want their money back enough to prosecute credit card fraud. It’s easier to make the money back getting new creditors into debt

      • Rob April 11, 2012 at 6:16 am #

        3 years without full restitution would make the sentence nothing more then an extended business trip

        • Uff-Da April 11, 2012 at 8:47 am #

          Full restitution was ordered by the judge in the WAMU case but someone with this kind of prior will not have much of a wage earning job to even be able to pay much back. She’ll be working a lot of cash jobs to bypass that order.

          • Rob April 11, 2012 at 10:39 am #

            Just because full restitution was ordered by the judge doesn’t mean it will happen. The judge has the power to make it happen by holding the convicted to the maximum sentence unless restitution is made in full.

  2. Badfinger April 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    Go easy on her George Boothe, she’s just tryn2 survive in this tough economy, she has a family to feed

    • Trouble April 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      Badfinger-it takes a lot to stick up for a person in this situation. Long term incarceration for non-violent crimes does no one any good in my view.

    • NewEra April 11, 2012 at 10:35 am #

      we all have at least ourselves to feed and yeah some of us do have a family to feed. so your justification is if i have a family to feed and I am down on my luck, rather then work harder and make the needed sacrifice, I can come and take what you earn because of the tough times we are in?

      • Ken Warner April 11, 2012 at 10:45 am #

        Are you talking about high gas prices? Banks foreclosing on your home? High health care costs? High food costs? Wall St. commodities speculators? Enron?

        There are a whole bunch of “legal larcenies” in our society.

        This embezzlement — while wrong and certainly illegal and should be punished — seems like a more mild crime these days compared to what Corporatists perpetrate all for “profits” that are at record levels.

  3. CL April 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    I think Badfinger is a sarcasm enthusiast which apparently went over everyone’s head. ESCB is a bad place and I’m sure this won’t be the last we hear of corruption from it.

    • NewEra April 12, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      yeah maybe. sarcasm is hard to read in text. I just figured it was another brainless remark. something all of us arn’t immune to.

      The tough times remark can apply to some, but a lot of lazy people are jumping on the band wagon blaming there status on “tough times”. Go to a third world country and check out thier tough times. after that, the make believers might appreciate the oppurtunity we STILL have here.


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