Monday, December 7, 2009

Colorado Man Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged $227K Embezzlement Case

Jeffrey Scott Guntle, 47, of Alamosa, Colorado, has plead not guilty to charges he embezzled some $227,000 from the Alamosa Housing Authority where he had been employed. Guntle was indicted last month on three counts of embezzling and aiding and abetting, 19 counts of money laundering and a count of conspiring with an unidentified housing authority employee to embezzle. The scheme lasted about two years from 2005 to 2007. Two other agency employees have been accused of similar charges. Patricia Martinez, 62, former executive director of the agency, pleaded guilty last month to embezzling $1.3 million between 1998 and 2007 and Presiliano Bonifacio Romero, 44, a maintenance worker, is scheduled to plead guilty later this month to embezzling $42,900 in 2005. The case against Guntle involves the alleged fabrication of fraudulent maintenance invoices.

Read the story here, here and here.

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