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Sacramento County Woman Sentenced to 3 Years for Tax Evasion and Embezzlement Scheme

An Elk Grove Woman was sentenced to three years in state prison for grand theft with a white collar crime enhancement, forgery, and filing a false state income tax return.

Rosa Contreras, 45, was formerly employed as the office manager for a Sacramento County dermatologist. Between 2007 and 2010, Contreras abused her position of trust and embezzled more than $182,000 through forged checks, which she then deposited into her personal bank accounts.

Contreras also failed to claim this illegal income on her state income tax returns for the same years. All income is subject to taxation including income from illegal sources.

Contreras was also ordered to pay restitution of more than $256,000 to her former employer representing the amount of the embezzlement plus fees, penalties, and interest.

Anyone who has knowledge of tax fraud may call our informant hotline at 800.540.3453.

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