Local woman sentenced for stealing county funds

Local woman sentenced for stealing county funds
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By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — At least 150 times, Brenda Wright stole money from the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s office where she worked, according to police.Ironically, Wright was part of a team who trained other county staffers to spot and stop theft and embezzlement.When she was caught, she admitted she had been embezzling county funds for at least five years, between 2010 and 2014.She’ll spend two years in a prison-based work release program, a judge ruled Monday. She has already paid $106,836.79 in restitution, plus $10,000 in audit fees, as well as court fees and costs.“This was not a mistake. The only …

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