MEDFORD, Ore. — A bookkeeper accused of stealing money from both her former employer and mother was back in court Friday.
Medford police said Anne Marie Knifong stole more than $500,000 from California Oregon Broadcasting Incorporated, the parent company for KOBI-TV NBC5. She also stole from her mother who was living in an assisted living facility, according to police.
Friday’s appearance was scheduled as a plea change hearing but Knifong’s attorney requested to push the date back and said Knifong wanted to speak with her alleged victims one more time.
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