- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials say a woman who worked at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind embezzled more than $67,000 in donations and state funds over a period of four years.

The unidentified woman was a financial analyst who has since been fired.

Authorities say they’re seeking criminal charges against her.

A state audit revealed that she was using credit cards for personal purchases, including gift cards, gas, electronics, groceries and travel, and paying them off with the school’s money.

Utah State Auditor John Dougall said it’s likely that the woman, who worked at the school for years, stole even more money than that.

The investigation found that incomplete accounting records and the school administration’s turnover in recent years helped the woman cover up the embezzlement scheme.

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