Newbury Park Woman Sentenced to Jail for Thefts

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Laureen Martinez (DOB 04/17/62), of Newbury Park, was sentenced by Judge Bruce Young to 18 months in the Ventura County jail, immediately followed by 30 months of supervised release. In January 2019, Martinez pled guilty to three counts of felony grand theft and one count of felony forgery.

Martinez worked for Access Information Protocol (AIP), a local company that provides information and data storage solutions. In her position at AIP, Martinez was responsible for billing clients. Using her position of trust in the company, Martinez misdirected clients’ checks to bank accounts that she personally controlled. In December 2017, AIP discovered the thefts. AIP personnel and Moorpark Police detectives then analyzed bank records that confirmed Martinez stole approximately $182,000 from AIP. Because AIP incurred accounting and legal costs as a result of the thefts, Martinez was ordered to pay a total of $307,746 in restitution to AIP when she was sentenced by the court on March 18, 2019.

 

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