Monday, September 27, 2010
Former City Manager In New Mexico Accused Of Embezzling $150K
Eva Sanchez-Bruce, believed to be in her mid-40s, of Lea County, New Mexico, has been accused of embezzling $150,000 from the municipality of Jal, New Mexico, where she had served as city manager. According to authorities, Sanchez-Bruce deposited a check for $150,000 from city coffers into her own bank account. Her lawyer reportedly claimed that the check was deposited by mistake. Two judges have had to recuse themselves from the case due to personal relationships with the defendant or her husband, Rick Bruce, who is the Lea County co-manager. Sanchez-Bruce recently resigned her position.