Nipomo woman ordered to pay $300,000 to outlet store
December 5, 2014
A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge has ordered a Nipomo woman convicted of embezzling money from a Pismo Beach outlet store to pay nearly $300,000 in restitution to the owners of the business. [Tribune]
Kwing Eng Ee, 60, pleaded no contest in July to two charges of grand theft over $950. Over the four years, Ee worked as manager at the As Seen On TV store in Pismo Beach, the business was short $286,742 cash from sales that occurred, according to owners James and Stacey Foss.
The store received $875,172 in payments during Ee’s tenure, which spanned September 2009 through June 2013. The owners fired Ee for creating a hostile work environment.
Ee also told customers that she owned the business, Stacey Foss said.
After firing Ee, the owners examined her time cards and sales sheets and determined that the money was missing.
Ee accepted responsibility for the crime early on, her attorney Matt Guerrero said. She then received a one-year jail sentence and five years probation.
Her restitution hearing was Thursday.
Ee is due back in court next week for an identity theft charge in another case. Ee is accused of stealing someone’s identity in 2004 to obtain credit and goods
Her pretrial hearing in the identity theft case will occur on Dec. 11.