Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kansas Woman Charged With Embezzling $100K From Court

Fabiola E. Cruz, 35, of Shawnee, Kansas, has been charged with embezzling at least $100,000 from the Merriam Municipal Court where she had been employed as the lead clerk.  According to authorities, over a period of about 2 years, from 2008 to 2010, Cruz siphoned monies from the court from cash received from fines or levies. She has been charged with one count of theft of more than $100,000 and four counts of a computer crime.  The thefts were discovered after the court did an audit of its cash management proceedures.  Investigators are still looking into the matter and it is reported possible that the loss could be greater.

Read the story here and here.

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