PUEBLAN IN­DICTED IN THEFT OF $800K

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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

weld county» A 36-year-old Weld County recre­ational ve­hi­cle dealer has been in­dicted on sus­pi­cion of steal­ing nearly $900,000 through his em­ployer, Tran­swest, through kick­backs.

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.

21-year-old ar­rested, ac­cused of mur­der in fa­tal stab­bing B

grand junc­tion» A 21-year-old man has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der in a fa­tal stab­bing last week. Ter­rence Richard­son was taken into cus­tody Fri­day in the Dec. 5 slay­ing of 20-year-old Caleb “Clif­ford” Fet­tig.

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.

Pue­blo man ar­rested af­ter meth found in ve­hi­cle B

hol­brook, ariz.» A Pue­blo man has been ar­rested in east­ern Ari­zona af­ter au­thor­i­ties say they found 5½ pounds of metham­phetamine in his ve­hi­cle. Navajo County sher­iff’s of­fi­cials say 27-yearold Ivan Gamez Sier­ras was booked into the county jail on sus­pi­cion of distri­bu­tion of dan­ger­ous drugs.

Sher­iff’s of­fi­cials say Sier­ras was ar­rested last Fri­day af­ter be­ing pulled over for speed­ing on In­ter­state 40.

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