The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has charged two people with embezzlement totaling nearly $ 800,000 on various counts.
Both defendants – Julie Amador, 46, of San Jose, and Shannon Marie Cardenas, 44, of Dublin – spent the money they took on personal expenses such as shopping, vacation, rent and phone bills, according to a press release the office issued Tuesday .
Cardenas is due to be charged on Wednesday and Amador is still at large.
Cardenas is suspected of embezzling more than $ 490,000 over an 18-month period while serving as a controller at Urban Pacific Construction Inc. in San Jose.
Amador allegedly embezzled over USD 300,000.00 while serving as office manager at Thync Global, Inc. in Los Gatos between March 2018 and January 2020. Prosecutors allege that they charged the company’s credit card with many personal items and then presented fake bank statements to the company’s owners that obscured their operations.