Embezzlement

Former La Plata County sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to embezzling from charity

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigator pleaded guilty this summer to embezzling more than $16,000 from a charity formed in honor of his 5-year-old daughter, who died in 2012 after...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers to discuss impeaching N.M. official

ALBUQUERQUE – Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Monday raised the possibility of impeachment proceedings against New Mexico’s top elections official after allegations of fraud,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Woman facing 6 years in prison

A Bloomfield, New Mexico, woman has pled guilty to felony theft, specifically embezzling money as conservator for the trust of Tony Simon Archuleta of Durango. Mary Torres, 64, agreed to serve up...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-Montezuma undersheriff gets 30 jail days

Former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk’s home for 28 days will be behind bars in the Mesa County Jail. He appeared unshaven before 22nd District Court Judge Todd Plewe on Friday morning...

DATE: May 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-Montezuma undersheriff facing jail time

Former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk pleaded guilty Thursday to public corruption charges. He’ll be sentenced May 28. Appearing before District Court Judge Todd Plewe, Cronk pleaded...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

No plea deal without jail for this former officer

District Court Judge Todd Plewe rejected a proposed plea deal Thursday for former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk. Plewe turned down the agreement late Thursday, Feb. 20, because a lack...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez bookkeeper embezzled $250,000

DENVER – A personal bank statement left on his desk after a layoff provided the first clue that unraveled a three-year scheme by a Cortez bookkeeper to defraud his employer. The resolution to the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court unseals files in undersheriff case

A former Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office employee facing 17 counts of felony embezzlement placed classified ads in newspapers to sell multiple firearms, three of which are directly connected to a...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand jury indicts ex-undersheriff

Former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk is back behind bars, accused of using taxpayer money to purchase nearly $7,500 of personal items. An 18-count indictment handed down by a Montezuma...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Montezuma lawman turns himself in

Former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk turned himself in Wednesday on charges of embezzlement and misconduct. A Colorado Bureau of Investigations news release said Cronk “turned himself...

DATE: July 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bloomfield woman accused of embezzling $800,000

A Bloomfield woman has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $800,000 from a La Plata County man.Mary Torres, 62, was being held Wednesday in the La Plata County jail on suspicion of...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News