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* Randy LaQuay senior-level accountant charged with embezzlement from Ryan Associates

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A former accountant for a San Francisco construction company has been arrested and charged with embezzlement for diverting tax payments to his own account, District Attorney George Gascon announced Tuesday. Randy LaQuay, 55, of Walnut Creek, was a senior-level accountant at Ryan Associates and had worked for the company for more than 25 years handling financial issues including the payment of taxes to the state’s Employment Development Department.

LaQuay quit the company earlier this year and, days later, his supervisor was contacted by the state agency and notified that tax payments had not been received, according to the district attorney’s office. An investigation revealed that over a three-year period, LaQuay had been recording checks as paid to the EDD when he had actually been writing them to himself for a total of $219,337.50, prosecutors said.

LaQuay was arrested on Sept. 21 in Contra Costa County and was arraigned Monday on grand theft, embezzlement and forgery charges. He pleaded not guilty and will return to court on Jan. 9 for a status hearing, prosecutors said.

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  • Fugitive Watch had an article in Nov 2012 about Randy LaQuay, a senior Accountant for the Ryan Associates Construction firm in San Francisco that was arrested for embezzlement. His court date was a Jan 9, 2013. There was no follow up on his sentencing. Was he convicted? Please advise me of his court outcome. He must be in prison. Thanks

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