Saturday, March 26, 2011
Bookkeeper In New Mexico Indicted On Charges He Embezzled $500K; Family Also Arrested
Judd Moore, 45, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been indicted on numerous charges stemming from allegations that he embezzled $500,000 from Mesa View Homes, a local contractor and a second unnamed general contractor for whom he had served as bookkeeper. Moore, who was originally arrested last July, was indicted on 60 counts of forgery, conspiracy, embezzlement and tax evasion. The scheme apparently dates back to at least 2007 and the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department claims he owes back taxes on the ill-gotten gains from 2008 and 2009. Moore has also been charged with practicing law without a license. His wife, Rose Moore, 45 and two adult children, Leanna Moore, 20, and Jeffrey Moore, 18, were also arrested last July and have been charged with forgery as apparent co-conspirators in Moore's scheme, which also involved credit card fraud. The family reportedly used the misappropriated funds to pay for luxury vacations and personal items.