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Manager held embezzling $725,000

world Updated: Apr 15, 2008 21:23 IST

Los Angeles police have arrested an account manager on charges of embezzling more than $725,000 (euro458,000) from the accounts of Charlton Heston and producer Stephen Cannell.

Deputy District Attorney Marisa Zarate says Sharon M Walker is charged with grand theft, forgery and filing false tax returns and will be arraigned on Tuesday. Zarate declined to name the business firm where Walker had worked.

Zarate says Walker is accused of stealing more than $ 157,000 (euro99,000) from Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who died April 5, and more than $567,000 (euro358,000) from Cannell, an Emmy-winning writer and producer.

The 56-year-old Walker is being held on $700,000 (euro442,000) bail.