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East Bay Paralegal Caught Stealing From Law Firm (18 USC, Chapter 63)

San Lorenzo’s 42-year-old Ana Reyes is not an attorney.  She has never attended law school and never passed the Bar in any state of the union.  Reyes did, however, work for an attorney in with law offices in both Union City and Alameda– Brian Ching.   For 15 years, she managed the office, acted in a secretarial capacity, and did paralegal work. By all accounts, everyone in the office trusted her. Yet, Reyes managed to steal approximately $327,000 from her employer. How did she manage this?  First, Reyes pretended to be a lawyer, handling clients that Ching never knew about and keeping the legal...

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