Menlo Park bookkeeper arrested for grand theft


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.

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 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 $250,000 warrant for Weiler's arrest, Dixon said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the case to call Officer Keegan at 650-330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 650-330-6395.

— Almanac staff

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Posted by Don G.
a resident of Community Center
on Jul 13, 2010 at 4:28 pm

A couple weeks ago, I heard this woman who worked in a nursery in Menlo Park call in to a noon-time legal advice radio show and complain her manager suspected her of stealing money. I don't know if it was the same woman, but it sounds very similar. The woman on the radio said she was accused of taking money from the cash register and wanted to know what she could do to keep her job based on these allegations that they did not show evidence for. She sounded very sincere in her radio segment so I wonder if it's the same person.

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Posted by 100K
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm

She stole $100,000 from the cash register? Were they growing pot at this nursery?

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Posted by Jackie Broyles
a resident of Atherton
on Jul 14, 2010 at 9:17 am

Probably, considering all the pot smokers in Atherton.

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