2 arrested for embezzling millions from software firm

July 28, 2010 6:03:51 PM PDT
The San Francisco district attorney's office Wednesday announced the arrest of two people accused of embezzling millions from a software firm.

Maria Dionisio of Pacifica and Hannah Yau of Fremont are accused of stealing $2.6 million from British-based Autonomy Software at its San Francisco office.

The DA says both were responsible for processing payroll and gave themselves unauthorized bonuses.

"There was a bonus check written to one of them for $98,000 and I think it's important to note that their base salary was $63,000," Kamala Harris said.

Investigators are trying to account for all the money and are currently freezing the defendants' accounts.

Both face about six years in prison.