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Arrest made in foundation theft case

The woman suspected of embezzling $100,000 from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation was arrested Wednesday afternoon, according to Mountain View police.

Frances Louise Stewart, 52, of San Carlos, was taken into custody at approximately 3 p.m., said police spokesperson Steve McCoy. McCoy said Stewart was arrested at a friend's residence in Redwood City. There had been a warrant out for her arrest since Dec. 24.

She was booked into the county main jail in San Jose. McCoy would not release further details regarding the case as it is still open, though he said Stewart was cooperating with the investigation and that she is the sole focus of the investigation.

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Arrest made in foundation theft case

by Kelsey Mesher / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Wed, Dec 30, 2009, 6:17 pm

The woman suspected of embezzling $100,000 from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation was arrested Wednesday afternoon, according to Mountain View police.

Frances Louise Stewart, 52, of San Carlos, was taken into custody at approximately 3 p.m., said police spokesperson Steve McCoy. McCoy said Stewart was arrested at a friend's residence in Redwood City. There had been a warrant out for her arrest since Dec. 24.

She was booked into the county main jail in San Jose. McCoy would not release further details regarding the case as it is still open, though he said Stewart was cooperating with the investigation and that she is the sole focus of the investigation.

Comments

sean
Sylvan Park
on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm
sean, Sylvan Park
on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm

haha..dumb old lady - thinks she is smarter then the system. i am glad people like this are exposed for the crimes they commit. i hope she gets 1 year in jail, and $100,000 in restitution then i will be super happy. happy new year Frances Louise Stewart!


Buster Hymon
Cuesta Park
on Dec 31, 2009 at 2:35 pm
Buster Hymon, Cuesta Park
on Dec 31, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Why only 1yr in jail? Let's make it 5yrs and $100k in restitution.


SEAN
Sylvan Park
on Dec 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm
SEAN, Sylvan Park
on Dec 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm

if it went to trial and she was found guilty she would probably face 5, but most cases (i forget what percent) are plead out cause the guilty no they are guilty. she pleas to one gets the case out of the "system" and everyone is suppose to feel like they won. fact of the matter is she serves probably like 6 months- then gets out on "good behavior" because she was convicted of a non violent crime, serves house arrest and is on probation and can never in her life afford to pay back all the restitution if she could would she really have stole 100 grand in the 1st place? hardly a win but its the way it will play out imo.


Dadeo
another community
on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm
Dadeo, another community
on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I know her, and she has always had a "I'm better than you" attitude. Would now like to see how her "poor me" attitude plays with the courts. I hope she gets the longest prison term available. She DESERVES this!!!


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