The woman who was accused of diverting millions of dollars from the San Francisco Giants for personal use pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom today.
Robin O'Connor, 41, the former payroll manager for the team, admitted to transferring more than $2.2 million from the Giants into her own personal banking account between June 2010 and June 2011. She also ripped off funds by improperly reducing employee tax withholdings, as well as creating fictitious paychecks, according to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag.
The well-respected manager was in charge of processing payroll for the San Francisco baseball team, including all the players. She has returned some of the money and has agreed to forfeit certain assets and pay restitution.