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Cortez-Avila Arrested for Embezzlement


The Sheriff’s Department also announced the 1/17 arrest of Charlene Cortez-Avila in relation to an embezzlement scheme that allegedly began in October 2004. Cortez-Avila turned herself in to authorities after a warrant was issued for her arrest for the alleged theft of $559,000 from her former employer, credit card processing firm Card Payment Solutions. Up until her termination in June 2007, Cortez-Avila reportedly diverted as much as $52,000 to her personal accounts in a single month.

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