Sunday, January 29, 2012

Arizona Woman To Face Trial For Allegedly Embezzling $270K From Shopping Center

Holly Faye Youvella, 33, of San Carlos, Arizona, will face trial on March 6, 2012 for allegedly embezzling about $270,000 from the Peridot Shopping Center, Inc. which is owned by the San Carlos Tribal Organization, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper.  Youvella was originally indicted on October 25, 2011.  According to prosecutors, over a period of about 2 years, from October 15, 2008 to March 18, 2010, Youvella cashed approximately 237 fraudulent checks totalling drawn from the shopping center’s checking account and made out to herself or a member of her family.  Prosecutors alleged that Youvella stole an additional $4,301 from the shopping center by making fraudulent electoronic funds transfers between June 18, 2010 and August 5, 2010. 

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement of her indictment here.

Update (7/6/12): Youvella, now 34, has plead guilty to embezzing more than $270,000 from the San Carlos Tribal Organization.

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