Friday, February 11, 2011

Arizona County Deputy Sheriff & Wife Charged With Embezzling Almost $1 Million

Cochise County Deputy Sheriff Victor Lopez and his wife, Angelina Michelle Lopez, both of Sierra Vista, Arizona, have been charged with embezzling nearly $1 million from Sierra Vista Internal Medicine where Angelina had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to authorities, over a four and a half year period from July 2005 until December 31, 2010, Angelina Lopez misappropriated company funds for her own benefit. She was charged with one count of fraudulent schemes and three counts of theft. Victor Lopez was charged with conspiracy, fraudulent schemes and artifices and three counts of theft for having "aided, counseled and/or solicited his spouse" to commit the fraud.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the Arizona AG's announcement here.

Read the indictment here.

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