Embezzlement

Trial nears in Samoa-Cortez fraud

A Durango prosecutor has requested that the Samoan ambassador to the United Nations be allowed to testify via video against a Utah man accused of spearheading an international scam in Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Balderrama pleads guilty to Empire theft

Sentenced in April to 12 months in prison for filing a false federal tax return, Lisa Balderrama, of Cortez, has since been charged with four counts of theft by local authorities. After receiving...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Guilty plea in Empire theft

Sentenced in April to 12 months in prison for filing a false federal tax return, a Cortez woman has since been charged with four counts of theft by local authorities. After receiving the federal...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

Victim voices frustration after Sears embezzlement

Displeased and upset, the victim of a long-term scam pleaded with the court this week to sentence an embezzler to jail. “I think what he did was terrible,” the victim told District Court Judge Todd...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Embezzler gets a year in prison

A Cortez woman was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison last week after filing a false tax return. Appearing before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger in Denver, Lisa Kay...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Former Empire worker pleads guilty

A former employee at the Empire Electric branch in Cortez has pleaded guilty in connection with embezzling about $280,000 from the utility company. Lisa Kay Balderrama, 50, of Cortez, pleaded...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

Former Empire worker pleads guilty

A former employee at the Empire Electric branch in Cortez has pleaded guilty in connection with embezzling about $280,000 from the utility company. Lisa Kay Balderrama, 50, of Cortez, pleaded...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

Former Empire worker pleads guilty in embezzlement case

A former employee at the Empire Electric branch in Cortez has pleaded guilty in connection to embezzling about $280,000 from the utility company.Lisa Kay Balderrama, 50, of Cortez, pleaded guilty...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

MCSO to auction Cronk items

Semi-automatic firearms, ammunition and generators are among 13 items the Montezuma County Sheriff's Office will sale at public auction next week. Purchased illegally during a public corruptions...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

MCSO to auction Cronk items

Semi-automatic firearms, ammunition and generators are among 13 items the Montezuma County Sheriff's Office will sale at public auction next week. Purchased illegally during a public corruptions...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

MCSO to auction Cronk items

Semi-automatic firearms, ammunition and generators are among 13 items the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office will sale at public auction next week. Purchased illegally during a public corruptions...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

Cronk ordered to pay $7,415 in restitution

Former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk was ordered to pay $7,415 in restitution as a result of an embezzlement conviction, a district court judge ruled Friday. However, Judge Todd Plewe...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Mt - news