Friday, October 24th, 2014

Arizona DPS Officer Convicted Of Embezzling $175,000

dps-badgeAn Arizona Department of Public Safety officer and his wife face multiple years in prison on convictions stemming from the wife's embezzlement of $175,000 from her employer.
A Santa County Superior Court jury in Nogales on Monday convicted Horacio and Carmen Lomeli of conspiracy, money laundering and theft. The Attorney General's Office says the Lomelis face mandatory prison terms of between four and 23 years on each count. According to prosecutors, Carmen Lomeli embezzled the money by fraudulently writing business checks for Sierra Seed and depositing them in the couple's joint checking account.

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