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Clerk at La Habra community center convicted of stealing more than $70,000

September 7, 2010 |  5:24 pm

A Brea woman was convicted Tuesday of stealing more than $70,000 from the La Habra community center while she was working there as a clerk, authorities said.

Kimberly Lynn Duncan, 24, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of misappropriation of public funds, forgery and second-degree commercial burglary, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Prosecutors said Duncan stole $25,600 cash between late March and early September 2009 while she was working as a clerk at the center. In addition, she was accused of failing to deposit nearly $45,000 in checks and credit card receipts, which have yet to be recovered, prosecutors said.

The community center discovered the missing money after a resident complained that a check was not cashed.

Duncan is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 9 at the Santa Ana courthouse. She could receive up to five years and four months in state prison, the district attorney's office said.

-- Robert J. Lopez