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Trial Date Set for Woman Accused of Embezzling from La Jolla Business

Tara Moore worked for the Girard Avenue restaurant for about four years, beginning in 2005.

Jack's La Jolla. Patch file photo.
Jack's La Jolla. Patch file photo.
A June 2 trial date has been set for Tara Moore, a former bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $5 million from her employer, former mother-in-law and others. 

Moore faces charges for allegedly stealing from her former employer, the now closed Jack's La Jolla, and cleaning out her mother-in-law's retirement nest egg.   

Moore's alleged $3 million fraud against Jack's came to light when the restaurant's owner, Bill Berkley, hired a forensic accountant to examine the eatery's financial records dating back to 2003, according to a statement from prosecutor Bill Mitchell in 2012.  

Moore worked for the Girard Avenue restaurant for about four years, beginning in 2005. The business closed in August 2009 and more than 100 employees lost their jobs.   

If convicted in that case, she could face up to 20 years in prison. 

—City News Service contributed to this report.

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