Gloria Chavez of Huntington Park was a horrible, dishonest, disgruntled, and lazy employee at our successful personal injury law firm. She is a liar and a complete fraud. She bad-mouthed my husband and myself because we did not let her get away with fraud and embezzlement activities against our law firm. My husband had an exceptional reputation servicing both English- and Spanish-speaking clients for over 30 years in the personal injury business. Our law firm had an excellent reputation in the industry for caring about its clients welfare, and we consistently protecting them against being sued by doctors for unpaid medical bills. In 2007, my husband finally decided to sell off his practice and retire after experiencing the horror and enormous hassle of identity theft and embezzlement caused by Gloria, the bookkeeper, and several others. Because Gloria was out of a job, she decided to trash my husbands and my name on this website. However, her accusations are false. I have the names of the detective I have worked with for over two years on our case and the DA who is now prosecuting our case, if anyone wants to verify whether or not Gloria Chavez was indeed arrested for embezzlement. She does not care about anyone but herself and that is why she trashed my husband and I so badly on this website. The facts show that it is Gloria who was dishonest and not my husband or myself.
I was the wife of the attorney and he and I worked hard to consistently provide clients and doctors with exceptional customer service. I successfully managed all the firms marketing and administration for over 10 years. At the time, it was our policy not to allow employees to work overtime unless the overtime was pre-approved by my husband or myself. However, since the bookkeeper was Glorias personal friend (and also a thief), Gloria attempted to get away with falsifying her timecard and getting paid double her salary. In addition, unbeknownst to my husband or myself, she had the bookkeeper write her out an additional check for double her salary. The checks memo line stated that the check was for an advance for the bookkeeper. However, this check was never approved by my husband or myself, and was part of the embezzlement and identity theft scheme against our law firm.
In early December 2005, I reported Glorias and the bookkeepers dishonest activities to the LAPD. In addition, we later found out that Gloria, the firms bookkeeper, and about 13 other co-conspirators defrauded our small law firm out of $250,000. So that the criminals in our case would not go unpunished, I personally spent months working closely with the LAPD Major Crimes Division and DAs office building the embezzlement and identity theft case against the 15 co-conspirators (which included Gloria). In late 2007, the LAPD finally arrested Gloria for her fraudulent activities. Just recently, the DA decided that Gloria was such a minor player in the embezzlement and identity theft crimes committed against our firm that he decided to dismiss her portion of the case to concentrate on the major players. However, the fact remains that Gloria stole money from our firm, sabotaged our firms success, and falsified legal documents. I have proof of these facts, which I would happily to share with anyone questioning her involvement in our case. Right now, I cant mention the bookkeepers name yet because she is still in jail awaiting trial on our case.
We took a chance on Gloria and hired her with no previous legal experience to give her a chance to learn the legal industry. We made the mistake of hiring her based on the recommendation of a former employee who vouched for her honesty and integrity. At the time, Gloria had only completed legal training at one of the paralegal schools in the area. Legal interns are paid a minimal salary, which obviously Gloria did not understand. If we wanted to pay more for this position, we would have hired an experienced receptionist, and not Gloria.
Gloria Chavez consistently had a bad attitude during her employment at our firm. On December 6, 2005, we fired the bookkeeper for stealing $600 from us, not realizing that in reality it was $250,000. The bookkeeper is now in jail and the DA is trying to get her 14 years in prison for her crimes. About 12 of the other co-conspirators have already pled guilty to being co-conspirators in our case in order to get reduced sentences.
Anyone who would like to verify any information about Gloria Chavez may contact me through this website. If you are a law firm, I can only tell you that it would be a huge mistake to hire Gloria Chavez. She is not a trustworthy or honest employee, and knowing what she did to our firm, no smart law firm would hire her.
Corona del Mar, California