Office Manager Admits Embezzling from Clients

Ana Phimmasone, a former office manager for a company that provides in-home care services for mostly elderly individuals, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of wire fraud. She exploited her access to clients’ credit card information by billing them using PayPal, Venmo, Square, and Apple Pay and diverting the money to her own accounts instead of using the funds to pay her employer for the in-home care services. To make the fraudulent charges appear legitimate, Phimmasone falsely told the victims that the health care provider changed its existing payment processing company to PayPal. Read a story from the Times of San Diego and a press release from the Department of Justice.



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