22. April 2009 · Comments Off on Some Things Just Puzzle Me · Categories: Links, News

A bank manager has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $650,000 from Kiri Te Kanawa, the international opera singer whose Grammy Award-wining career spans more than four decades and includes a performance at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

Police arrested Sokvoeun “Cindy” Sou, 27, Tuesday at Bank of Alameda on Island Drive, where she worked as a manager and where Te Kanawa has an Individual Retirement Account.

A Dame of the British Empire, Te Kanawa lives in England. Her Bay Area connections, which include friends and past performances at the San Francisco Opera, apparently led her to open the account here.

Don’t people think about getting caught? And of course there’s that stealing thing. Did it not occur to this 27 year old that this was incredibly wrong? It’s all rather puzzling.

But then I’m naive, I know. I even get made fun of because of that.

Oh well.

I read it here.

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