Tuesday, January 17, 2012

California Woman Arrested For Embezzling More Than $100,000 From Auto Dealership; Prosecutors Decline To File Charges

Lizeth Guadalupe Ochoa, 35, of Mission Valley, California, who was arrested last week on suspicion of embezzling more than $100,000 from Drew Ford where she had been employed "in a financial capacity," will not be charged.  According to authorities, Ochoa who was suspected of siphoning funds from the dealership where she had been employed for 13 years, "over a significant time period."   However, prosecutors have decided not to file charges against Ochoa for unspecified reasons, other than to say that the cases did not meet their prosecutorial standards.  Details of the alleged embezzlement have not yet been released.

Read the story here and here.

Update (6/13/12): Ochoa has pleaded guilty to what now is understood to be $840,000 from Drew Ford over a period of 8 years, beginning in 2003.  She plead guilty to 2 felony counts of grand theft and embezzlement by an employee.

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