A former treasurer for Vista Pop Warner Football and Cheer was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly embezzling more than $100,000 from the organization’s accounts.
Rachel Owens, 41, was taken into custody at her current workplace on suspicion of several counts of identity theft and grand theft, according to sheriff’s Lt. Greg Rylaarsdam.
Owens was the treasurer for Vista Pop Warner Football and Cheer from October 2013 to November of last year, Rylaarsdam said. Around the time she left, the sheriff’s department’s Cyber Financial Crimes Unit began investigating a report of possible embezzlement of funds from the organization, he said.
“Detectives determined there was probable cause to believe Owens was responsible for the theft of over $100,000 from the accounts she managed,” Rylaarsdam said, and obtained a warrant for her arrest.
Owens was booked into the Vista Detention Facility, with bail set at $300,000, Rylaarsdam said.
—City News Service
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