- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe County employee has been accused of embezzling and tampering with public records.

County Sheriff’s officials say 32-year-old Carolyn E. Montano, of Rowe, is facing felony charges in the case. It was unclear Thursday if she has a lawyer yet.

Sheriff’s criminal investigators began a probe last month into missing funds from the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility.

They say $3,745 was supposed to be deposited into a county-held inmate trust fund at Los Alamos National Bank in Santa Fe last Dec. 24, but was never made.

On Tuesday, investigators were notified that a night deposit was made at the bank for the missing amount and surveillance video showed a woman making it.

But authorities say the money denominations deposited didn’t match the original deposit information.


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