The former volunteer treasurer of a Camarillo, California, preschool was recently arrested after an accounts payable audit turned up evidence of embezzlement.
Kathryn Rachel Gonzales volunteered as treasurer for the Pleasant Valley Cooperative Pre-School between June 2007 and June 2011. Her replacement noticed financial discrepancies in the school's books, which led to an internal AP audit. This revealed Gonzales had misappropriated approximately $50,000 of the school's funds.
A three-month investigation by Camarillo detectives culminated in the disgraced treasurer being arrested for grand theft by embezzlement, according to the Ventura County Star. She is currently being held at the Ventura County Jail pending bail payment.
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