For Immediate Release
|Date||August 6, 2004|
|Contact||Sergeant Leon Phillips|
Riverside, Ca- Detectives from the Riverside Police Department investigated a reported embezzlement of funds from the Southern California Orthopedic Specialists in Riverside. The Office Manager was suspected of embezzling more than $500,000 from the firm beginning in 1995. She has been employed there since 1980. Detective Paul de Jong of the Riverside Police Department Economic Crime Unit was the Case Agent of the investigation.
De Jong obtained a
warrant for the suspectís arrest and attempted service at her place of
residence. She was not home at the time but family members agreed to arrange
for her surrender. Lisa Gabriella Padilla, 46 of Riverside, was arrested
several hours later when she turned herself in to Detective de Jong. She was
booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.