Sentence in Mammoth Embezzlement Case

A woman accused of embezzling money from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has been sentenced in Mono County Court. In September, Anika Altman pleaded to felony grand theft and embezzlement charges.

Deputy District Attorney Kyle Graham credits Mammoth Police Officer Jesse Gorham for finding out about this theft. Graham says that during investigations on a different matter Gorham secured a search warrant for Altmans bank records and saw some unusual credits.

In August of 2007, Mammoth Police reported the arrest of Altman after investigations into an alleged burglary and theft of cash at a Mammoth business.

There are no outstanding charges in that burglary and theft of cash, but during those investigations, officers said they found financial records that indicated that Altman was likely processing unauthorized refunds and diverting the money into her bank account while working for a second local business, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Deputy District Attorney Graham reports that Altman was sentenced to 120 days in the county jail, and 100 hours of community service. Altman must also pay $10,799 in restitution to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.


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