KINGMAN – A Kingman woman, Christy Ann Lopez, has been arrested by Mohave County Sheriff’s Office detectives for allegedly embezzling from her employer.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, on January 28, 2020, detectives were contacted by Nucor Steel about an employee that they believed had potentially embezzled $254, 361 by fraudulently cashing checks from the business into their personal checking account.
The company also identified Lopez as the alleged employee.
The company had conducted an audit in November of 2019 and found inconsistencies with checks issued from the company and found Lopez had endorsed the questionable checks.
Lopez had been an employee of the company since 2014. A subpoena was issued for Lopez’s bank statements and detectives found that the majority of the deposits into the account were consistent with the fraudulent check dates given by the company.
On April 22, 2020, detectives received copies of the checks deposited into Lopez’s account and were able to match all of the company’s fraudulent checks by date and check numbers. Lopez was arrested and transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.