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Roseville Resident Embezzles $400K From Thunder Valley Casino

Erika Michele Carlton was a former Thunder Valley Casino human resources manager.

A Roseville resident pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug. 2, to embezzling up to $400,000 from her former employer, Thunder Valley Resort and Casino, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Erika Michele Carlton, 38, was a human resources manager at the Lincoln casino and reportedly embezzled and stole up to $400,000 in money and property between Nov. 12, 2006 and March 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice reports.

Carlton used Thunder Valley credit cards to buy items like raffle prizes supposed to be for employees, but instead she kept some of the items or returned them for store credit or merchandise. The items, such as gift cards, TVs, iPods and DVD players, were to be given to employees at employee functions like Christmas parties, according to court documents.

Carlton could face a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a three-year term of supervised release, according to the justice department. She is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Nov. 1.

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Secret Service and the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon is prosecuting the case.

Franklin August 04, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Crime does not pay (if you get caught)....How did they catch her? That might make an interesting story. Has TV ever suffered from other embezzlers?
Judy Ann Mayfield August 05, 2012 at 03:08 AM
they have cameras everywhere in that casino, in the ceiling, in the walls, etc. Of course they caught her, duh.....
In The Know August 09, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Erika Carlton is/was a terrible person. Pretended to be religious and patriotic, used people and disrupted lives because she was greedy and self indulgent
MJ August 11, 2012 at 06:12 AM
She was caught by an internal audit...she was a very greedy person & manipulative. Karma!
my co employee August 12, 2012 at 08:27 PM
whats goes around comes around. she deserve..that..
Lauren Gibbs October 23, 2012 at 02:10 AM
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