Alexa Johzen Polar and Robin Antonella Pabello Accused of Stealing $285k for Lavish NYC Trip
They were living together in Garden Grove between Sept. 21 and Nov. 16 when they stole a $19,500 check made out to the Newport Beach law firm where Polar worked as a paralegal, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).
The theft was discovered after the issuing bank rejected the check that the receiving bank had processed. The Cypress Police Department investigated the case that has resulted in Pabello and Polar each being charged with two felony counts of forgery, one felony count of grand theft, and one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement. They also face a sentencing enhancement for white collar crime over $100,000.
If convicted, each faces up to six years and four months in state prison. The OCDA said it would request at arraignment in Westminster this afternoon that each prove funds for their bails of $285,000 each come from "a legal and legitimate source" before a bond is posted.