Embezzlement suspect arrested in Washington
A 60-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Monday by U.S. Marshals in Tacoma, Wash., on a Douglas County warrant, accused of embezzling $100,000 from her former employer.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Investigator Greg Rooney said Sandra Kay Hunter was in Pierce County Jail awaiting extradition. A deputy is to fly to Washington next week to bring her back.
A felony arrest warrant was issued for Hunter in early February. She had been questioned in connection with the disappearance of $100,000 from her employer, Property Management & Maintenance in Minden, and agreed to turn herself in if there was an arrest warrant.
Deputies said she moved out of her residence in Carson City and left no information about her location.
According to investigators, Hunter worked at the front desk at the company that manages rental properties and collected rent money. Her employers began reviewing financial records at the end of the year and discovered $83,773.78 missing between April 2008 and December 2009.
After several interviews where she denied involvement, Hunter reportedly admitted taking money twice a month, but disputed the total. She thought $42,000 was more accurate, according to reports.
The company hired an accountant who found a total of $99,358.78 missing from two accounts.
A search of her criminal record revealed a previous conviction for embezzling $44,000 from a title company. She also said she owed the Internal Revenue Service, which was why she didn’t have a bank account.
At the conclusion of her last interview with investigators on Jan. 8, Hunter agreed to turn herself if there was an arrest warrant.
The warrant was issued in early February, and Hunter failed to surrender.