Manager Accused Of Stealing From New Mexico Charter School

Sep 12, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A review of an Albuquerque charter school already on the radar for financial mismanagement has turned up new allegations that a former business manager likely embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars over several years.

The State Auditor's Office outlined the allegations in a report released Tuesday without naming the ex-employee.

The report states the employee is the daughter of the school's former executive director, who resigned after auditors determined she had doctored a receipt to receive improper reimbursement.

An earlier audit of La Promesa Early Learning Center highlighted late payments and missing or inaccurate documents.

The latest inquiry accuses the former manager of depositing over 500 checks written to various vendors into personal accounts. She's also accused of depositing checks payable to her mother and boyfriend, a vendor of the school.

Auditors have forwarded their findings to law enforcement.