Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Colorado Fire District Worker Charged In $100+K Embezzlement
Theresa A. Klein has been charged with embezzling more than $113,205.85 from the Cimarron Hills Fire Department, in Colorado where she had been employed as an administrative assistant for 11 years. Klein's alleged embezzlement reportedly lasted about three and a half years from 2005 until July 2008 when discrepancies were found and she was fired. According to authorities, Klein stole some $99,000 in cash and spent another $14,000 in department money for personal expenses, including car repairs and getting a car towed for her boyfriend. The thefts came to light after department officials were auditing what happened to a FEMA grant. According to court documents, Klein has a past with bill collectors that have taken her to court for not paying her bills. She has been charged with three counts of felony thefts.