Friday, November 28, 2014

New Mexico Woman Charged With Embezzling $200+K From Magazine

From the Associated Press on 11/27/2014:

A bookkeeper is accused of embezzling more than $200,000 from an Albuquerque lifestyle magazine.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that 50-year-old Bonnie Burchell was released on bail Wednesday on a felony charge of embezzlement.

According to a criminal complaint, the publisher of Albuquerque the Magazine says an audit found Burchell had been paying herself three times her salary between March 2012 and this summer.
She also is accused of making more than 30 deposits from the magazine into her bank account and an account in her ex-husband's name.

Tom Clear, an attorney for Burchell, told police that she had evidence showing the magazine had committed tax fraud.

But Burchell was arrested Tuesday.

A call to Clear went unreturned Wednesday.

Burchell was hired in December 2011.

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