A former California bookkeeper has been charged with embezzling nearly $10 million to bankroll her lavish shoe collection and gambling habit, the San Diego Union-Tribune writes. Annette Yeomans, 51, stole about $100,000 a month from a woodworks company in San Marcos, Calif., sheriff's investigators say. Among her alleged indulgences were 400 pairs of shoes worth about $240,000.
Her $25,000-a-week habit, which raised red flags at American Express, also helped her afford a $25,000 remodeled closet to house her shoes and $320,000 purse collection. The dressing room, lit by a crystal chandelier, included a 32-inch plasma TV and granite-topped island. Yeoman is slated to be arraigned Monday.