Charlotte Hill Hendry is facing felony charges of embezzling, falsifying corporate books, and evading taxes during her tenure at the Stockton, Calif., club, beginning in 2008. Hendry was arrested at her new job as a bookkeeper at the Tropicana Las Vegas.
The former controller of Brookside Country Club in Stockton, Calif., is facing felony charges of embezzling, falsifying corporate books and evading taxes, the Stockton-based Record reported.
Charlotte Hill Hendry, 51, was arrested June 2 in Las Vegas at her new job as a bookkeeper at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Hendry worked at Brookside from July 2008 until her resignation last September, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.
Hendry is facing charges for actions she allegedly committed from November 1, 2008, until last July. Hendry stole $615,828.10 during her tenure at Brookside, according to the District Attorney. She is expected to be transported to Stockton in the coming days for arraignment, the Record reported.
According to court documents, Brookside Country Club board chairman Wayne Silveria became concerned during Hendry’s tenure that the club “always seemed to be struggling to pay the bills.” Silveria told Stockton police he discovered last year that a tax lien had been placed against Brookside for unpaid property taxes. Hendry falsely told the country club’s board the taxes had been paid, the Record reported.
Afterward, Hendry was permitted to resign rather than be fired and was asked to stay long enough to train her replacement, according to the court document.
Hendry also had signing authority on all club credit cards, another Brookside official told police. Eventually, the officials told police they discovered numerous non-Brookside charges on the credit cards. In addition to the money she is accused of embezzling, Hendry’s alleged thefts resulted in a tax deficiency of nearly $55,000, the Record reported.