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Kennewick woman arrested for embezzlement

Woman arrested for stealing from Hermiston employer

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Published on January 10, 2018 7:05PM

Last changed on January 10, 2018 9:54PM

Ann Marie Denney

Ann Marie Denney

A Kennewick woman is in jail for embezzling more than $100,000 from her longtime Hermiston employer Columbia Chiropractic.

Ann Marie Denney, 48, was taken into custody on Jan. 4 and charged with a variety of counts of theft.

Denney had worked at the business for about 10 years and is believed to have taken the money over the course of several years. According to Hermiston Police Captain Travis Eynon, the money was discovered missing after Denney left the company and the business conducted an audit of its books.

Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus said Denney was first arrested in October 2017.

Denney had an arraignment on November 13 but failed to appear. She was re-arrested last week and has a hearing Jan. 22.

Primus said there no additional charges were filed against Denney.

She was charged in October with seven counts of identity theft, six counts of theft in the first degree, and five counts of aggravated theft in the first degree. The dates of those incidents ranged from January 2014 to September 2016. Separate charges state that she stole money in increments of anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 or more during that time.


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