Donna Joy Henderson Gets 4 Years for Stealing $502,000 from Office She Managed for Cruises, Jewelry, Timeshares and Pet Day Spa Visits
Donna Joy Henderson, who in 2000 began working as an office manager and bookkeeper for Rinos & Martin, LLP in Tustin, wrote checks to herself from company accounts and cooked the books to hide her thefts.
When a new accountant was hired by the firm to implement a different financial system, that employee discovered a check marked "void" had actually been paid to Henderson. The theft was reported to Tustin police in September 2009 and, after further investigation of firm records dating back to 2002, Henderson was arrested this past January.
She pleaded guilty today to one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement with sentencing enhancements and allegations for property damage over $200,000 and loss over $100,000. In addition to her four-year prison sentence, Henderson was also ordered to pay $502,000 in restitution.
No word on who's going to break it to the dog that the mineral wraps are over.