Crime

San Miguel bookkeeper charged with embezzlement, accused of stealing $38,000 in public funds

A former bookkeeper for the San Miguel Community Services District was charged with embezzling more than $30,000 in public funds in 2015.
A former bookkeeper for the San Miguel Community Services District was charged with embezzling more than $30,000 in public funds in 2015. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A San Miguel bookkeeper was charged with embezzlement Friday after allegedly stealing more than $30,000 in public funds, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

Kallie Johnson, 29, was accused of embezzling $38,000 from the San Miguel Community Services District, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

Johnson allegedly misappropriated and embezzled public funds while working as a district employee from Feb. 1, 2015, to Nov. 20, 2015.

The embezzlement charge is a felony because the allegation involves more than $950, according to a complaint filed in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court on Oct. 2.

Johnson could face two to four years in state prison and be disqualified from holding California public office if convicted of the charges.

A warrant will be issued for Johnson’s arrest if she doesn’t appear voluntarily in court, according to the complaint.

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