- Wednesday June 27th, 2012 :: 04:15 p.m. PDT
Ojai Deputies Arrest Suspect for Embezzling Funds from Local Youth Football Organization
Nature of Incident: Ojai Eagles Youth Football Embezzlement Suspect Arrested
Report Number: 10-16308
Location: 1189 South Rice Road, Ojai, CA
Date & Time: 06/27/2012 @ 1:30 PM
Unit Responsible: Ojai Valley Station Patrol
(S)uspects, (V)ictims,(W)itnesses (D)ecedent Age City of Residence
(S) Amber Workman 42 Ojai
Between January 2007 and December 2009, suspect Amber Workman was the Treasurer for the Ojai Eagle Youth Football Organization, which is a non-profit program. She was responsible for accounting of funds coming into the non-profit and funds being paid out for items and services which benefited the Organization. Workman had access to the non-profits bank checking account as a signer on the account.
In 2010, the Ojai Eagles Youth Football Organization was notified by the State of California that their non-profit status was being suspended for failure to file tax returns from 2007 to 2009. The Ojai Eagle Youth Football Organization reviewed their bank statements from 2007 to 2009 and found that Workman obtained a debit card for the Organization’s bank account and began using the account for personal use.
The Ojai Eagle Youth Football Organization contacted the Sheriff’s Office and requested an investigation into the possible embezzlement by Workman.
After an extensive investigation by Ojai Detectives it was determined that Workman used the Ojai Eagles Youth Football Organization for personal use and embezzled between $35,000 to $49,000 beginning in 2007 and ending in 2009.
Workman was arrested for PC 487(a) – Grand Theft – Embezzlement and booked into the Ventura County Jail.
Deputy Preparing Media Release: Detective Michael Harris
Media Release Date: 6/27/2012
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Michael Harris (805) 646-1414
Approved by: Captain Dave Kenney
Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009