Restaurant bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

By City News Service

A former bookkeeper who embezzled more than $545,000 from the Leucadia Pizzeria chain where she worked was sentenced recently to four years in state prison.

Susan Dawn Seibert, 49, pleaded guilty in June to one count each of embezzlement and forgery and admitted an allegation that she took more than $500,000 from her employer.

The defendant quit her job last year when she learned that the restaurant planned to audit the books, suspecting that Seibert had forged checks to herself during her four years with the company, according to Deputy District Attorney Anna Winn.

The audit showed that Seibert had indeed written 172 checks to herself from the Leucadia Pizzeria account, Winn said, adding that the checks were forged with an owner’s signature.

Winn said Seibert covered up the embezzlement by listing legitimate vendors as the recipients of the checks.

Seibert told the Leucadia Pizzeria owners that she took the money to pay back a previous employer who had sued her for embezzlement, Winn said.

Leucadia Pizzeria has stores in Encinitas, La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe.

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1 Comment for “Restaurant bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement”

  1. Jeff

    Wow. That's a lot of dough.

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