Former Eagle County employee faces felony embezzlement charges

Former Eagle County employee faces felony embezzlement charges
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By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — A former Eagle County government employee has been arrested and charged with embezzling $124,239. Brenda Wright, 55, of Gypsum turned herself in Friday and made her first court appearance at 11 a.m., where she was advised that she faces felony theft charges for embezzling from the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Wright was fired Aug. 6 and escorted off the premises at the Eagle County building in Eagle. “We are all relieved that she will be held accountable,” said Teak Simonton, Eagle County clerk and recorder. “It’s so shocking to think someone could justify stealing (allegedly) from …

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