White Collar Criminals

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So earlier today we learned that Chris Clancy has left Mutiny Within because the band wasn’t making enough money, and now a former employee of the label to which that band used to be signed, Roadrunner Records, has been accused of embezzling more than four-hundred thousand dollars from the company.

So, at least somebody was making money at Roadrunner.

The Associated Press reports that 35-year-old Sharanda Houser, who was a payroll manager at the label “before being fired for unrelated reasons last year,” has been charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records. She is alleged to have stolen a total of $421,000 over the course of six years. Houser pled not guilty this past Friday, and is currently being held on $25,000 bail.

And I really don’t know what to say about this. Houser was put on probation in 1999 after being convicted of stealing thirteen grand from another employer, which probably won’t help her case in the court of public opinion. But this is ‘Merica, where you’re innocent until proven guilty, so I guess we should see how it plays out before we start foaming at the mouth.

See? Sometimes I can be at least semi-reasonable.

-AR

[via Metal Insider]

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