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Embezzlement Scheme Uncovered in Tallahassee

Investigators say Michael Mastrapa used his job at a law firm to forge checks and launder money.

The scheme lasted for three years until the firm did an internal audit. Investigators say Mastrapa would deposit the checks in various banks around Tallahassee. Wednesday he turned himself in.

DET Rob Waller of the Leon County Sheriff's Office says, "Employee thefts and embezzlements are quite common in the corporate world. From what we're seeing, there's a lot more of it going on than meets the eye. A lot of times we would probably urge business owners to scrutinize their accounts more closely."

Since the scheme lasted for three years, there could be even more money found stolen as the investigation unfolds.


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