Curry County Woman Suspected of Embezzlement

, Posted: Mon, September 24 2012 at 8:11 AM, Updated: Mon, September 24 2012 at 8:16 AM

An office assistant responsible for the bookkeeping of

the Harbor Sanitary Districtis suspected of embezzlement.


Officials from the Curry County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant for Debra Wendt's house last Thursday, after nearly $70,000 was discovered missing, following an internal audit.

During the search, officials found documents from the

district office.

The woman later

admitted taking the money.

As of Monday, she has not been arrested, however the sheriff has recommended that she be charged with aggravated theft in the first degree.

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