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Jan 13, 2003

Accountant charged with $300,000 embezzlement

An accountant is supposed to be the most trustworthy employee of any business…but when that trust is misplaced, watch out. Today police arrested and charged an accountant at Pine Lumber Company in the Cayo District with a massive embezzlement which police say may total as much as three hundred thousand dollars. Thirty-nine year old Damaris Mosquera of Belmopan was charged in San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court with the crimes of theft and forgery. It is alleged that beginning in June of 2002, Mosquera, instead of depositing money into the company’s bank account, was instead sending Western Union transfers to her husband in the United States. Bail has been set at a whopping one hundred thousand dollars and at news time she had yet to raise the cash. If the funds are not found, then Mosquera will chill in Hattieville until her next court date on February fourth.

An accountant is supposed to be the most trustworthy employee of any business…but when that trust is misplaced, watch out. Today police arrested and charged an accountant at Pine Lumber Company in the Cayo District with a massive embezzlement which police say may total as much as three hundred thousand dollars. Thirty-nine year old Damaris Mosquera of Belmopan was charged in San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court with the crimes of theft and forgery. It is alleged that beginning in June of 2002, Mosquera, instead of depositing money into the company’s bank account, was instead sending Western Union transfers to her husband in the United States. Bail has been set at a whopping one hundred thousand dollars and at news time she had yet to raise the cash. If the funds are not found, then Mosquera will chill in Hattieville until her next court date on February fourth.


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