Ten month investigation leads to arrest for embezzling from Antelope Valley College
LANCASTER, Calif.—A former Antelope Valley College accounting assistant has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling $500,000.
Mandy Borquez, 33, was charged with six felony counts of grand theft/identity theft after a 10-month investigation by the Commercial Crimes Bureau of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, said Sgt. Pauline Panis of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The investigation started after “the college reported the embezzlement in 2010 discrepancies in their accounting,” Panis said.
“It revealed a theft of approximately $500,000 during her tenure as an accounting assistant with the college,” Panis said.
Bail for Borquez was set at $250,000. She is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 14.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call sheriff’s Commercial Crimes Bureau Sgt. David Chambers at (661) 877-7770.
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