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Woman accused of taking $900K from Pleasanton company

Police said Walnut Creek resident Kathryn Britto-Florence has a prior embezzlement conviction

Pleasanton police arrested a resident of Walnut Creek Wednesday for embezzling $900,000 from a Pleasanton company over the past two years where she had previously been employed as a controller.

Police searched the home of 51-year-old Kathryn Britto-Florence and she was arrested without incident after they found evidence including financial documents from the company, which has not been identified, but has about 85 employees. She was booked at Santa Rita Jail and is being held on $500,000 bail.

Britto-Florence is reportedly has a prior conviction for embezzling from another former employer in Contra Costa County.

"It appears that she may have been paying restitution on the previous conviction with the funds she embezzled in this case," police said.

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