PUEBLAN INDICTED IN THEFT OF $800K
A 46-year-old Pueblo woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on suspicion of bilking nearly $800,000 from her employer by devising a scheme in which she diverted the business’ funds for her personal use.
Kimberly Pitts was arrested last week on charges of wire fraud and filing a false tax return, the U.S. attorney’s office said Monday.
Officials say Pitts was hired as the office manager for Associates of Gastroenterology, Professional Corporation in February 2011. She was to oversee the group’s bank accounts, credit cards and accounting ledgers.
“Beginning in February 2011 and continuing through May 2015, Pitts devised a scheme in which she used AG funds for her own personal use,” the U.S. attorney’s office said. “This included using AG credit cards to make personal purchases, writing checks from AG’s bank accounts for personal use and wiring funds from AG bank accounts to various financial institutions where Pitts held personal bank accounts.
RV dealer indicted on suspicion of stealing nearly $900K through employer B
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Prosecutors say an 11count indictment was handed down against Jeffrey T. Mullins, and he was arrested Nov. 26 . He appeared in court Monday to be advised of the case against him.
Prosecutors say Mullins, from Dacono, was working as an RV sales manager for the Transwest dealership in Frederick from fall 2011 to June 2015.
“An internal audit showed Mullins would directly receive cash payments, or kickbacks, from buyers and sellers outside of the transaction,” the Weld County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Monday.
A review of Mullins’ bank records showed he deposited at least $879,925 in kickbacks from individuals and RV dealers who did business with the company while he was employed, according to the district attorney’s office.
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Mesa County jail records show Richardson is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Fettig was discovered on the ground and with blood on his face Dec. 5 in the A&W Mobile Home Park on the 2800 block of North Avenue. When officers arrived, Fettig was dead.
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Sheriff’s officials say Sierras was arrested last Friday after being pulled over for speeding on Interstate 40.