Dealership sues former office manager for alleged embezzlement

Publish Date: 
May 23, 2014

GRETNA, La.  – The owners of New Orleans Harley-Davidson in Metairie are suing the shop's former office manager to recover nearly $100,000 allegedly stolen during the course of her employment.

Crescent City Partners on April 28 filed suit against the former office manager in the 24th Judicial District Court. The dealership said it hired her to work as an office manager July 2, 2012. The company claims that Dec. 3, 2013, the general sales manager noticed that a cash payment of $4,000 was missing and questioned her about where it was.

Crescent City Partners alleges that the office manager first stated that that she had given the $4,000 to the finance and insurance manager, but quickly changed her story and said that she had left her desk drawer, where the money was left, unlocked over the weekend, according to the Louisiana Record.

The dealer asserts that after conducting a forensic accounting, it found that the defendant was responsible for the missing cash and that $97,770.75 had gone missing from the dealership since she had begun working there. She is accused of conversion of funds, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment.

The office manager was arrested last December after the money was discovered to be missing.

From the Dealernews wires. Posted by Holly Wagner