Friday, February 20, 2009
Fugitive Woman Arrested 26 Years After Embezzlement
Barbara Eileen Kurz, 70, of Mesa, Arizona, was arrested yesterday at her home 26 years after she disappeared amidst an investigation into her allegedly embezzling $106,000 from the Tri-City Medical Credit Union where she had been employed. Kurz' abandoned, partially burned car was found in Oregon after her disappearance. She reportedly left behind a husband and four children. According to investigators, Kurz had adopted an alias, Renee E. Fulgham, kept her true birthdate and had changed her social security number by one digit. She had allegedly robbed the safe at the credit union on Valentines Day, 1983. She is being held on a $500,000 bond.