Former Employee Convicted of Embezzling nearly $10,000
An executive assistant for the Stanislaus Union School District has been convicted of embezzling nearly $10,000 from the district.
Evonne Michelle Tagre pleaded guilty March 9 to felony embezzlement charges, including stealing $300 from the school district’s Christmas party fund. She was employed by the school district as an assistant in the district’s facility operations.
According to prosecutors, the embezzlement occurred over a two-year period from 2015 to 2017. Prosecutors said Tagre altered 22 invoices to make rental fee payments payable directly to her instead of to the school district. In those two years, six sports organizations paid Tagre $9,646 that should have gone into district coffers.
A Stanislaus Superior Court judge sentenced Tagre to 180 days in county jail and three years’ probation, and ordered Tagre to repay the embezzled money. (Source: The Modesto Bee, March 20.)