Thursday, December 29, 2011

Former California Resident Arrested For Embezzling $100K From Restaurant

Michelle Marie Mendizabal, 38, recently of Lake Elsinore, California has been arrested in Arizona and is awaiting extradition on charges she embezzled more than $100,000 from Tom’s Farms Old Fashioned Hamburgers where she had been employed as manager.  The misappropriations spanned as long as 8 years, according to authorities.  Mendizabal reportedly fled to Arizona to avoid prosecution in October.

Read the story here and here.

Read the Sheriff's release here.

Update (6/30/12): Mendizabal has pleaded guilty to embezzling what is now understood to be more than $200,000 from Tom’s Farms Old Fashioned Hamburgers. 

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