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Former Bayside Commons Manager Charged with Embezzlement, Grand Theft

Police say the former manager, Tammy Lynn Ashworth, embezzled "funds and property" from the Pierce Street condominium association in 2010.

arrested the former general manager of the  condo complex on Pierce Street in late November, said authorities Thursday.

Police say Tammy Lynn Ashworth, 46, embezzled funds and property from the condominiums, where she was employed as general manager from April through September 2010. 

According to Albany Police Detective Sgt. David Bettencourt, "It was following her termination that the [condo] association board became fully aware of her illegal activities and a report was quickly made to the Albany Police Department."

Albany police obtained a warrant from the Alameda County district attorney's office for Ashworth’s arrest for forgery, fraudulent use of access cards, grand theft, drawing checks with the intent to defraud and two counts of embezzlement. Bail on the warrant was set at $95,000.

Before Albany police could arrest Ashworth, said Bettencourt, she was arrested in Citrus Heights and sentenced to serve time in a jail in Elk Grove for a separate theft-related offense.

On Nov. 28 she completed her sentence, and Albany detectives picked her up from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and took her to Santa Rita Jail, where she was booked into custody on the Albany Police warrant. 

Ashworth was arraigned Nov. 30; she remains in custody and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 23. 

If there's something in this article you think , or if something else is amiss, call editor Emilie Raguso at 510-459-8325 or email her at emilier@patch.com.

Ross Stapleton-Gray December 10, 2011 at 07:56 AM
The lede needs a little massaging... it sounds like the woman was arrested in response to a Patch information request. I'm guessing that what was meant was that, "A woman was arrested. Patch asked for more information, and was informed it was on a charge of embezzlement." Though it's fun to think it could have been the former... "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for that pesky online newspaper asking questions!"
Emilie Raguso December 10, 2011 at 08:51 AM
Haha -- point appreciated. It's amazing how much difference an extra comma can make. I think it's OK now.
sandy kessler April 26, 2013 at 05:51 AM
Although this case is over and done. Not all the facts here are correct. Members of the community where also charged with misappropriation of funds, sexual harassment and falsifying a police report. Ms. Ashworth's case was not as it had originally appeared.

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