DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF RECORD LABEL EMPLOYEE IN EMBEZZLEMENT CASE

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced the indictment of SHARANDA HOUSER, 35, on charges of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree. The defendant is charged with embezzling more than $400,000 from her employer, Roadrunner Records, a record label located in Manhattan, over a period of six years.

According to today’s indictment and documents filed in court, HOUSER was employed as the payroll manager for Roadrunner Records, a record label that is home to a number of popular heavy metal and rock recording artists, including Megadeth, Korn, Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Nickelback, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Steve Miller Band. Between May 2004 and August 2010, the defendant made numerous false entries for expense reimbursements into the company’s payroll system. She falsely input that the expenses were reimbursements for company executives, but manipulated the system so that the money was wired directly into her own account. The fraudulent transactions were made in amounts ranging from $1,600 to $6,000. The defendant made a total of 130 payments to herself before her employment was terminated and her scheme was discovered.

Assistant District Attorney Gloria Garcia is handling the prosecution of this case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Thomas Wornom, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau, Deputy Bureau Chiefs Judy Salwen and Archana Rao, and Executive Assistant District Attorney Adam Kaufmann, Chief of the Investigation Division.


Defendant Information:

SHARANDA HOUSER, D.O.B 11/22/75
Somerset, NJ

Charges:
• Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony, one count
• Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class E felony, three counts

A class C felony is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison and a class E felony is punishable by up to 4 years in state prison

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