Atascadero bookkeeper avoids jail for embezzlement

November 12, 2014

lady-justice2An Atascadero bookkeeper charged with embezzling money from her former employer has evaded jail time but must pay $30,000 in restitution. [Tribune]

Alisha Amber Cannon, 31, allegedly used her bookkeeper position at Templeton-based Simons Construction Inc. to divert funds into her personal account. She did so over a period of at least three years, according to court documents.

Last week, a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge sentence Cannon to three years of probation and ordered her to pay restitution to Simons Construction. The sentence followed a plea deal in which prosecutors dropped two felony charges.

Cannon initially faced three counts of grand theft by embezzlement, but the agreement with prosecutors erased two of the counts.



  1. shelworth says:

    Seems to me; this just shows people who are thinking about embezzling funds that the worst thing that will happen to them if caught, is they have to pay it back, without interest.

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  2. Pelican1 says:

    This just proves that justice is NOT blind.

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  3. ml1999 says:

    I wonder if the owner of the construction company agreed with the deal?

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  4. Robert1 says:

    She got off way to easy and then opened her own business right next door to her victim on Main Street in Templeton.

    Local bookkeeper sentenced to three years probation for theft- Alisha Cannon ordered to pay restitution of $28,998

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    • TacomaRose says:

      You gotta love the first paragraph of new busness website

      “We provide accounting and financial support services to individuals and business. Our goal is to help you save time and money. We do so by making sure that your accounting gets done right and remains organized.”

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