FDLE Charges Escambia Woman With Stealing $300,000 From Her Employer

February 18, 2021

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested an Escambia County woman Tuesday on for fraud and money laundering.

Cassondra Leigh Moreno, 42, was charged with one count of organized fraud and four counts of money laundering.

The investigation began in June 2020 when Moreno’s employer, a beverage distributor, advised FDLE that it had noticed a $300,000 accounting discrepancy involving stolen money orders, which appeared to be linked to Moreno. The employer oversees sales in numerous stores from Pensacola to Panama City. The investigation revealed that over a four-year period, Moreno used her position as a transportation supervisor to engage in a scheme to defraud. She modified her employer’s accounting system to conceal the amount of money orders she had stolen, according to FDLE.

FDLE said an analysis of her personal financial records revealed that she received over $300,000 between 2017-2020 by depositing hundreds of stolen money orders into her accounts. She resigned from her job in May 2020.

Moreno’s bond was set at $75,000.

Comments

15 Responses to “FDLE Charges Escambia Woman With Stealing $300,000 From Her Employer”

  1. chris on February 19th, 2021 7:59 am

    @Mike: Agree with you 100%. A thief is a thief.

  2. Tom on February 19th, 2021 6:25 am

    Mike It’s a joke LOL LOL LOL

  3. Mike on February 19th, 2021 12:11 am

    At Tom.. so you believe stealing is justified if you are not paid what you want? That’s what’s wrong with society now , if you don’t get what you want you go out and lie and steal to get it. What a douche comment you made.

  4. Chris on February 18th, 2021 10:13 pm

    @Jeff: I was asking a question. As in, it is actually the fault of the company?

  5. Tom on February 18th, 2021 7:59 pm

    If companies would pay the employees a decent wage they wouldn’t have to steal

  6. Jerry on February 18th, 2021 3:56 pm

    This problem exists because some people are not honest And for no other reason

  7. Jeff on February 18th, 2021 3:30 pm

    Chris, do you really believe what you said. That’s like blaming the bank because somebody robbed Them.

  8. Donald W Cooper on February 18th, 2021 3:27 pm

    This problem Exists because this lady is, allegedly, a thief and for no other reasons.

  9. chris on February 18th, 2021 1:34 pm

    “This problem exists because these companies do not have checks and balances”
    So, it’s not the fault of the THIEF. It’s the fault of the company?

  10. ensley boy on February 18th, 2021 12:28 pm

    Let someone who is insured and bonded handle the finances of the company.

  11. SueB on February 18th, 2021 9:19 am

    Companies must do audits, i.e., monthly, or quarterly, or yearly. Looks like more people were involved in scam.

  12. retired on February 18th, 2021 9:16 am

    bond should be 300,000.00, the same as she stole.

  13. Jeffrey on February 18th, 2021 8:38 am

    $300,000?! Wow, that’s a lot of chili dogs and YooHoos!

  14. chris on February 18th, 2021 8:01 am

    Note to all future rocket scientists: When defrauding your employer, do NOT deposit stolen funds into your own personal account.

  15. Southern girl on February 18th, 2021 3:16 am

    This problem exists because these companies do not have checks and balances within the security of their company. Letting just one person handle the money is the worst idea of any company. It is a disaster waiting to happen by putting all your assets and trust in the hands of one person gives your company a liability of theft.They are partially to blame.





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