There Are No High Heels in Jail

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    North County Times/Hayne Palmour IV
    Yeomans, 51, used her long hair to hide her face from the cameras in the courtroom during her arraignment.

    Dozens more charges were filed Friday against an Escondido woman who made headlines after allegedly siphoning $10 million from her employer to go on apparent gambling and shopping sprees.

    The charges against Annette Yeomans, 51, include 46 counts of forging checks, three of filing false state tax returns and one of illegal use of a credit card.

    The defendant had been already been charged with 20 felony counts of embezzlement and grand theft prior to Friday’s hearing.

    Yeomans was the chief financial officer at Quality Woodworking in San Marcos from 2001 to 2007. In that time she allegedly embezzled close to $10 million.

    The money fueled gambling and shopping sprees totaling $1,000 a month, investigators said.

    A tool collection, a guitar collection, 400 pairs of shoes, 160 purses and $300,000 dollars in designer clothing were found in her closet, according to sheriff’s investigators.

    Court records filed in a civil lawsuit against the North County woman show she owned five vehicles, including a motor home, took trips to Italy and at one time had a $92,000 Nordstrom’s bill.

    Criminal charges were brought after a credit card company smelled something fishy when they noticed payments were being made with company checks.

    Quality Woodworks dismissed the civil lawsuit in October after Annette Yeomans agreed to turn over all her assets to the custom cabinetry business.

    The judge set another readiness conference for May 7 and a preliminary hearing for May 19.

    Yeomans' bail remains at $10 million -- twice that of a suspected cop-killer on trial in the same courthouse.