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Former Giants employee pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

Nov 15, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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The shocker: the person accused of taking money they did not earn from the Giants wasn’t Miguel Tejada!

The San Francisco Giants’ former payroll manager pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling $2.2 million from the team. Robin M. O’Connor, 42, of American Canyon, pleaded guilty in San Francisco federal court to a single felony charge of wire fraud.

We first told you about this back in August when O’Connor was charged. I love the fact that what got get caught was a letter she forged telling the bank that the large deposits were extra payments from the team, grateful to her for her role in helping the team win the World Series. I mean, red flags are one thing, but creating your own red flag is pretty stupid. An over-explained fraud is a bad fraud.

That said, if taking extra playoff money from the Giants after contributing nothing to the World Series title was suspicious, I’m shocked Barry Zito hasn’t been questioned for anything yet.

  1. cur68 - Nov 15, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Somewhere, Oliver Perez is reading this and saying, ” ‘effin amateurs”.

    • bklynbaseball - Nov 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM

      …while AJ Burnett laughs……”Good one, Ollie…..”

  2. foreverchipper10 - Nov 15, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    “I love the fact that what got get”

    Sorry if I seem snobbish for pointing out typos in a blog but I can’t help it.

    Grammar asshole here.

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