June 12, 2012

CONTACT: Stephanie Ong Stillman, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167
ADA Alex Bastian, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1931

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – District Attorney George Gascón announced today that criminal charges have been filed in connection with grand theft by an employee, from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

“UCSF is a public university that benefits the well-being of San Franciscans,” said District Attorney George Gascón “Rest assured that we will hold accountable those individuals who try to cheat hardworking taxpayers.”

Dulce Tattiana Reyes (age 30), has been charged with one felony count of grand theft by an employee (Penal Code Section 487(b)(3)) and sixteen felony counts of forgery (Penal Code Section 470(d)), for forging documents in support of fraudulent reimbursements exceeding $17,000.

According to the affidavit in support of the arrest, Reyes was employed by UCSF as a Campus Finance Manager for the Division of Transplant (the division within the UCSF Department of Surgery dealing specifically with transplant patients). Reyes was responsible for all financial transactions within the department. During her employment, Reyes is alleged to have falsified thirty-four separate expense reimbursements, including but not limited to, reimbursements for travel, phone bills and personal dog care services. These actions defrauded UCSF out of finances designated specifically for their unit that deals with transplant patients.

Reyes was arraigned in Department 9 before the Honorable Nancy L. Davis. Judge Davis set bail at $100,000. The defendant’s next court date is June 13, 2012 in Department 20. Michael Sullivan is the Assistant District Attorney prosecuting the case.