He was ordered to serve jail time and pay restitution.

A bookkeeper who admitted to embezzling from a jewelry story in San Francisco, CA, has received a six-month jail sentence.

Shao Cai pleaded guilty to two felony counts of grand theft, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He worked for Jest Jewels for 15 years, and his crimes took place from 2012 to 2016, authorities said.

The amount that Cai, 60, embezzled exceeded $100,000, according to authorities.

Cai has been ordered to pay restitution of more than $111,000, and he'll serve three years of probation after his jail term, the Chronicle reports.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón stated that given the pressures that small-business owners face, "the last thing they should have to worry about is if they can trust the people that work for them."

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle


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