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Gilbert Woman Steals $200K From Employer, Buys Some New Boobs, and Founds Basketball Team, Cops Say

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A Tempe bookkeeper had herself a hell of a year. She traveled, founded a basketball team, and got herself some new ta-tas. One problem -- she was using her bosses money to do it.

Tempe police spokesman Steve Carbajal says 36-year-old Tamarom In stole more than $200,000 from the company she was working for and used it to travel, get breast implants, and found a non-profit children's basketball team.

For the last year, Tempe police have been investigating the Gilbert woman, who worked as the sole bookkeeper for Home Career Services, a Tempe air-conditioner-supply distributor.

For the last 20 months, police say, In stole the money by applying for credit cards in the companies name, forging checks to herself, and altering company records to hide what she was doing.

However, explaining where $200,000 came from, as well as a nice new rack, can be tricky, so In founded the Arizona Warriors, a non-profit children's basketball team.

Police say In flew the team all over the country and used the team to launder the money she had been stealing.

In was arrested yesterday morning and charged with embezzlement, fraudulent schemes, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft, all felonies.

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