Wednesday, August 31, 2011

San Francisco Giants' Organization Continues To Cheat And Lie

From SoSG reader and Phoenix resident Mr. LA Sports Czar comes this tidbit about an unethical front office employee in the San Francisco Giants' organization:

Robin O'Connor worked in the Giants front office for four years. She's 41 years old, married, has two small children, and until last month was a payroll manager for the team with an annual salary of $80,000.

The affidavit from an FBI special agent says she embezzled $1,513,836.28 from the Giants' payroll between June 2010 and June 2011. The formal charges — wire fraud and fraud in connection with a computer.

"They're felonies, so they're not the most serious felonies, but they do carry a penalty of up to five years in federal prison per count," said ABC7 legal analyst Dean Johnson. [...]

Here's how the scheme unraveled. Last month, O'Connor applied for a loan to buy a house in San Diego. The affidavit says she forged a letter from the Giants' HR manager, explaining large deposits into O'Connor's account "Because of her outstanding contributions ... that assisted us in accomplishing our goal of winning the 2010 World Series, she was given two additional payments of compensation in May 2011." $100,090.71 and $200,348.89.

When the lender, Bank of America, sent a copy of the letter to the Giants for confirmation, it was over.

Way to go, Giants. For a video with more detail about this scam, here's a local reporter, with mention of O'Connor's three automobiles in the driveway of her house. (Her neighbors were apparently shocked. Uh huh.)


Fred's Brim said...

I am sure Frank and Ned are clamoring to get her on the Dodgers payroll. The combination of her poorly developed grifting skills and being an ex-Gnat make her the perfect candidate!