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.

Read the story here, here and here.

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