A woman who resides in Red Bluff was arrested after she was accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from an employer by using a company credit card without authorization.
In May 2022, the Major Crimes Unit at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation into a possible embezzlement crime.
The detectives believed the purportedly embezzled money started disappearing in March 2019.
According to reports, the authorities investigated a 48-year-old woman who had been providing bookkeeping services at local businesses in the area.
They tracked down the woman’s employment history and learned that she was bookkeeping at the store that reported the missing money.
On September 23, the authorities showed up at the woman’s home in Red Bluff with a search warrant in hand.
When they looked around the dwelling, it was reported that the police found things that suggested the woman might have been embezzling from other businesses in the area as well. The alleged evidence was collected and confiscated.
It was also reported that the police found electronics, clothes, and computer equipment they believed she purchased using the allegedly pilfered funds. They additionally surmised that she paid for vacations and personal bills. They took items from her home as evidence.
The authorities believed that the woman obtained the money by using the company credit card for transactions that were not approved.
The approximate amount of money missing from the business was reported as being $100,000, and the police believe they have evidence to show that the suspect used the card to make $72,000 in purchases on Amazon.com.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Tehama County Jail. She is facing charges of embezzlement and grand theft, and she is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
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