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Korea Times worker arrested in embezzlement case

An employee of the Korea Times has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $140,000 from the newspaper, police said Wednesday night.

Bong Soo Kim, 52, who has worked at the newspaper more than 20 years, is accused of soliciting advertisements for the paper but asking that the checks be made out to him, according to the Garden Grove Police Department.

Kim allegedly deposited the checks into his bank account, police said. The alleged crimes began in 2009 and were discovered last year by newspaper officials, who alerted police.

Police said Kim confessed to taking the money, saying he was trying to keep his wife's financially troubled business from failing.

Kim was arrested Wednesday at his Fullerton home and booked at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of grand theft and embezzlement, police said.

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