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January 31, 2012 > Embezzlement


Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

On September 7, 2011, the Milpitas Unified School District notified the Milpitas Police Department about a large sum of money missing from a safe at Milpitas High School. The school district provided information as to who had access to the safe and the school district's accounting practices. Based on the information provided by the school district, the Milpitas Police Department conducted an investigation and the case was referred to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office for issuance of an arrest warrant.

An arrest warrant was issued for Mae Laureta Gardina for grand theft. On January 25, 2012, at approximately 12:51 p.m., Mae Laureta Gardina was arrested at her home. Mae Laureta Gardina was transported and booked in the Santa Clara County Jail for the warrant only.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or other similar incidents is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at:

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