Bookkeeper arrested on embezzlement charges


Police on Friday arrested Roger Reynolds Nursery business manager and bookkeeper Evette Christine Weiler on charges of grand theft and embezzlement in connection with losses at the nursery estimated at more than $100,000, said Sgt. William Dixon of the Menlo Park Police Department.

Roger Reynolds Nursery is at 133 Encinal Ave. in Menlo Park.

Ms. Weiler, 31, is a resident of Fremont and has been employed at the nursery since October 2008, police said. She was booked into the San Mateo County jail.

The case unfolded after a routine audit of the nursery's books in January showed steady declines in account balances, police said.

Auditors then discovered "dozens of checks" written to Ms. Weiler and a Fremont accounting business called "When Every Penny Counts," police said.

Menlo Park Police Office Jeff Keegan conducted an extensive investigation before seeking a warrant for Ms. Weiler's arrest, Sgt. Dixon said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the case to call Officer Keegan at 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 330-6395.

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Posted by Wow!
a resident of Belle Haven Elementary
on Jul 11, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I am very glad these discrepancies were uncovered. My family has been shopping at Roger Reynolds for decades. I'd hate to see the business lose more money.

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Posted by Puzzled
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jul 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I always wonder what makes a person do something like this? Gambling, debts, no conscience?

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Posted by Ross Mc call's
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Aug 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I think they need to make sure if those manager on charge they not involve in this case cos they supouse to check month by month ! so don't tell me they don't even notice what happen over the year

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of another community
on Aug 24, 2010 at 1:03 am

It's very sad that this happened. Even more sad that it's not the first time for Ms. Weiler...

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Posted by understand
a resident of another community
on Oct 4, 2010 at 1:58 am

i know ms weiler personally.i do not agree with anything about what she did.stealing is wrong.but i also know why she did it.her family was involved in a house fire earlier that year and nearly lost everything. bills racking up not making ends meet each month with no one to help her she was force with a choice let her and her children be homeless or take little money each month to pay bills and make sure her family is taken care of.what would you do if you were her.she made too much to get help from the government but made too little to handle all the bills that was associated with what happened earlier that year with the fire and couldn't get out of the hole.there is a lot more to this story then what is written in the papers and a lot of lies about how much was really stolen.this woman was forced with a choice none of us should ever have to make.and now her family the ones she tried to protect from the start are the ones that will now suffer.i pray they come out ok.i do not agree with what she did but there is so much more to it then what anyone knows

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Posted by Member
a resident of another community
on Mar 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

There is no reason anyone should steal money or anything. Especially if they have children. I don't believe there ever was a fire that they suffered, that was all part of her act. Now what is she going to do with everything? She's in a worse situation now than she was before. There are alot of people out there suffering and can't pay their bills and are losing their homes and jobs they've had for a long time and they don't pull that b.s. I don't feel sorry for her, she got herself into it, now she can suffer. Plus she hurt innocent people in her scam while she did it. You get what you ask for and she asked for it and now she got it. I don't know how much time she got in jail, but I would like to know. Probably not enough for the people she hurt in her scam as it went along. That's the sad part. It's called KARMA and I guess it caught up to her. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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Posted by Just me
a resident of another community
on May 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Indeed, there was a fire. However, the bill for the fire was about $40k.. not $140K that they can PROVE and definately NOT the over $200K that they believe she actually stole.
[Portion removed; see terms of use.] She wasn't looking to pay the damn fire expenses.
"Understand" - you were totally sucked into the slickness/SICKNESS of her lies.
Sadly, this is not her first time. It's just the first time she's been caught.

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