Accountant charged in embezzlement

Accountant charged in embezzlement

There are 786 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Apr 1, 2008, titled Accountant charged in embezzlement. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

An internal audit caught up with an accountant for Breton USA today. The Sarasota County sheriff's office says Annique V. LeSage embezzled more than $400,000 since last October.

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AkronEm

Niles, OH

#22 Apr 3, 2008
Did I say anything about being her being misunderstood or proclaiming her innocence??..nope..reread my last comment.
I said take it easy. Someone has their facts wrong again..*ignorance* She never intended to run away to Paris with her son, She was just about to be married, and settle in. Don't speak unless you know what you are talking about.
Pasco Guy wrote:
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Yeah yeah yeah!! We've all heard this story before..
He/she was just misunderstood. This is a "good" person who doesn't deserve this! He/she is not responsible for what has happend...
Yeah, we know the old speech... give it a rest, will ya?
TV Guy

Bradenton, FL

#23 Apr 3, 2008
cool wrote:
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you idiots......we do not know that for sure or else there would be no need for a trial.....give her a chance to speak
Oh.
TV Guy

Bradenton, FL

#24 Apr 3, 2008
Akron Oh wrote:
Did I say anything about being her being misunderstood or proclaiming her innocence??..nope..reread my last comment.
I said take it easy. Someone has their facts wrong again..*ignorance* She never intended to run away to Paris with her son, She was just about to be married, and settle in. Don't speak unless you know what you are talking about.
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Hey, how about this, why don't you tell us your connection to the accused and the way you see this alleged theft ??
TV Guy

Bradenton, FL

#25 Apr 3, 2008
NYC wrote:
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I am not the least bit surprised. She has done this before. The only difference is the last employer just fired her and chose not to prosecute. They just didn't think they had enough evidence to make it stick. Apparently this company does.
How about a litte more info on the previous situation ??
Bradenton

AOL

#26 Apr 3, 2008
Akron Oh wrote:
Did I say anything about being her being misunderstood or proclaiming her innocence??..nope..reread my last comment.
I said take it easy. Someone has their facts wrong again..*ignorance* She never intended to run away to Paris with her son, She was just about to be married, and settle in. Don't speak unless you know what you are talking about.
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I think you are the one who does not know what you are talking about ...
NYC

AOL

#27 Apr 3, 2008
TV Guy wrote:
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How about a litte more info on the previous situation ??
Can't - could lose my job - I will tell you the company is in NYC and she was fired ...
TV Guy

Bradenton, FL

#28 Apr 3, 2008
Understand.
AkronEm

Niles, OH

#29 Apr 3, 2008
Go back and read my post,My connection is being one of her closest friends...Now i know we do not always know everything about our friends, family, co-workers.. That's why they create shows about secret lives. I do know what kind of person she is...I do know that we haven't heard anything from her. I'm not waiting for some plea of innocence, i am waiting to hear her out. I love her and her son dearly. People do awful things but she isn't an awful person inside, Like i said before we are ALL trying to cope and come to terms with this situation. However if you don't know her and are not related to the situation you should have nothing to say. I wouldn't have had to say anything if people were being fair in the first place. I would think that if any of you were ever in trouble for anything you would want someone to be there regardless of what they "may" have done.
TV Guy wrote:
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Hey, how about this, why don't you tell us your connection to the accused and the way you see this alleged theft ??
Bradenton

AOL

#30 Apr 3, 2008
Akron Oh wrote:
Go back and read my post,My connection is being one of her closest friends...Now i know we do not always know everything about our friends, family, co-workers.. That's why they create shows about secret lives. I do know what kind of person she is...I do know that we haven't heard anything from her. I'm not waiting for some plea of innocence, i am waiting to hear her out. I love her and her son dearly. People do awful things but she isn't an awful person inside, Like i said before we are ALL trying to cope and come to terms with this situation. However if you don't know her and are not related to the situation you should have nothing to say. I wouldn't have had to say anything if people were being fair in the first place. I would think that if any of you were ever in trouble for anything you would want someone to be there regardless of what they "may" have done.
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Of course you haven't heard anything from her. I don't think they let you have your cell phone or PC in jail. There is NO fair in this life. I don't imagine that Breton considers it fair that she relieved them of a half a million of their dollars.
Apparently you don't know your "closest" friend very well at all.
COLOMBO

Bradenton, FL

#31 Apr 3, 2008
Akron Oh wrote:
Go back and read my post,My connection is being one of her closest friends...Now i know we do not always know everything about our friends, family, co-workers.. That's why they create shows about secret lives. I do know what kind of person she is...I do know that we haven't heard anything from her. I'm not waiting for some plea of innocence, i am waiting to hear her out. I love her and her son dearly. People do awful things but she isn't an awful person inside, Like i said before we are ALL trying to cope and come to terms with this situation. However if you don't know her and are not related to the situation you should have nothing to say. I wouldn't have had to say anything if people were being fair in the first place. I would think that if any of you were ever in trouble for anything you would want someone to be there regardless of what they "may" have done.
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Do you know anything about this alleged similar thing in NYC ?
AkronEm

Niles, OH

#32 Apr 3, 2008
No, i believe i know her very well, unfortunatly when your friend "may" be stealing money they are not going to be so forth coming with that knowledge..Will they???
Bradenton wrote:
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Of course you haven't heard anything from her. I don't think they let you have your cell phone or PC in jail. There is NO fair in this life. I don't imagine that Breton considers it fair that she relieved them of a half a million of their dollars.
Apparently you don't know your "closest" friend very well at all.
AkronEm

Niles, OH

#33 Apr 3, 2008
As far as the NYC thing goes, If detectives are involved i'm sure they are checking out all of her past jobs and history. If she has done something wrong i am sure they WILL find out.
AkronEm

Niles, OH

#34 Apr 3, 2008
I have thought of Breton, I have been to the office and had dinner with her and the Owners they seemed like very nice people... i do feel horrible all the way around. It's just an awful situation.
Bradenton wrote:
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Of course you haven't heard anything from her. I don't think they let you have your cell phone or PC in jail. There is NO fair in this life. I don't imagine that Breton considers it fair that she relieved them of a half a million of their dollars.
Apparently you don't know your "closest" friend very well at all.
TV Guy

Bradenton, FL

#35 Apr 3, 2008
Akron Oh wrote:
I have thought of Breton, I have been to the office and had dinner with her and the Owners they seemed like very nice people... i do feel horrible all the way around. It's just an awful situation.
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Hey buddy, I do feel bad for you in this and I do admire you standing by a friend.

But, 2 things:

1) These situations ultimately cost all of us, dollars and energy.

2)When most of us work or worked an honest job and it looks like somebody cheated, we're gonna pop off.

If it were my friend, I'd probably do what you're doing. To a point.
Friend

West Chester, PA

#36 Apr 3, 2008
Whether she is guilty or innocent, we just want to hear it from her. So we will wait for the trial. I know her friends and family are in complete shock right now. It is hard to come across comments on the internet about someone you love.(example: crackhead)
It is those stupid comments that should not be said for those reasons under any circumstances!
Bradenton

AOL

#37 Apr 3, 2008
Akron Oh wrote:
I have thought of Breton, I have been to the office and had dinner with her and the Owners they seemed like very nice people... i do feel horrible all the way around. It's just an awful situation.
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It is a horrible situation and I do applaude you for being faithful to your friend but geez there is no acceptable reason for or excuse for taking that kind of money. She sure has made a mess out of her life...
Friend

Palm Harbor, FL

#38 Apr 3, 2008
As others have previously stated, this is a shock to family and to friends. I have known Annique for some time and when I found out I was quite litterally in shock and sick to my stomach.

Annique has never come off as unintelligent to me. She is an amazing mother and friend. She has ALWAYS been there for me.

I want to believe that she didn't do this but my gut tells me otherwise...
Father OReilley

Bradenton, FL

#39 Apr 4, 2008
Friend wrote:
As others have previously stated, this is a shock to family and to friends. I have known Annique for some time and when I found out I was quite litterally in shock and sick to my stomach.
Annique has never come off as unintelligent to me. She is an amazing mother and friend. She has ALWAYS been there for me.
I want to believe that she didn't do this but my gut tells me otherwise...
How disappointed all you who are her friends must be. Glory be and all!

But, just for helping us all understand her and you, what would you think she did (or planned to do)with the money ??(If she did it, of course.)
Pasco Guy

Brooksville, FL

#40 Apr 4, 2008
Father OReilley wrote:
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How disappointed all you who are her friends must be. Glory be and all!
But, just for helping us all understand her and you, what would you think she did (or planned to do)with the money ??(If she did it, of course.)
I think she was either planning on spending it, or had been spending it all along.
RJM

Goose Creek, SC

#41 Apr 4, 2008
I have known her for a long time, and I can honestly say that I'm not the least bit surprised. I didn't like her before, during or certainly after her last marriage. She has put a lot of people through a lot of unnecessary heartache.
Classy, Annique... really classy. Hope Bubba treats you right.

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