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Ex-college accounting assistant embezzled $500,000, police say

November 10, 2011 |  6:41 am

A former accounting assistant at Antelope Valley College has been arrested and accused of embezzling $500,000.

Mandy Borquez, 33, could face charges of grand theft and identity theft, according to an arrest report by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Borquez was arrested after a 10-month investigation by sheriff’s commercial crime investigators, who were contacted by school administrators after noticing discrepancies in their accounting, according to the report.

She is being held at a jail in Lynwood in lieu of $250,000 bail, and is expected to appear in court Dec. 14.

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 -- Sam Quinones

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