A woman allegedly embezzled hundreds of dollars from the California transportation agency CAL-TRANS during her employment to pay for personal items such as fuel and car washes.
A CHP report obtained by FOX40 News says 41-year-old CAL-TRANS employee Christie Winona of Marysville allegedly embezzled $1,700 over the course of six months to pay for personal items, some of which include car washes and fuel.
Authorities told FOX40 News Winona had been a CAL-TRANS employee for approximately 10 years.
CAL-TRANS officials became suspicious when they noticed unusual volumes of gas receipts coming from Winona, the CHP report says. A CAL-TRANS supervisor began monitoring Winona closely and noticed the suspect entering the facility after hours to obtain CAL-TRANS credit cards for personal use.
Winona was arrested Thursday without incident and booked into the Yuba County Jail on felony grand theft, burglary and embezzlement charges.
It's unclear whether Winona is still employed with CAL-TRANS.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun