Woman arrested for stealing from celebrities


Los Angeles police have arrested an account manager for embezzling more than $725,000 from the accounts of Charlton Heston and producer Stephen Cannell.

Deputy District Attorney Marisa Zarate says Sharon M. Walker is charged with grand theft, forgery and filing false tax returns and will be arraigned Tuesday. Zarate declined to name the business firm where Walker had worked.

Zarate says Walker stole $157,852 from Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who died April 5, and $567,614 from Cannell, an Emmy award-winning writer and producer. Walker, who is 56, is being held on $700,000 bail and faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted.