Kristy Watts, a former accountant/assistant to Danielle Steel who also goes by Kristy Siegrist, was convicted in U.S. District Court today of one count of wire fraud and four counts of tax evasion, all amounting to $400,000. Ms. Steel, however, also filed suit in Marin County Superior Court Thursday (Ms. Watts lives in San Rafael), claiming that the former employee stole closer to $2.7 million, which she funneled directly into the remodeling of a home on G Street in San Rafael. Goes to show that being super-rich means getting ripped off if you aren't paying attention. But seriously, how do you not miss three mil for several years?
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