Photo: Alfredo Murillo Sanchez
On March 25, 2020, a Porterville business owner noticed something was off with this company’s bank account.
An unauthorized source was using the company’s account as a personal checking account. Porterville Police were called to investigate the suspected embezzlement.
Over the course of three months, more than $116,000 was taken from the company’s bank account.
Detectives believe the suspect used the account to pay for multiple individual’s personal bills.
On March 26, 2020 detectives made an arrest. 48-year old Alfredo Murillo Sanchez, a business employee, was located on the 15000 block of Road 223 and taken into custody.
Sanchez initially denied his involvement but ultimately confessed.
Sanchez was booked into the custody of the Tulare County Sheriff for embezzlement, financial elder abuse, and misdemeanor warrants.
Photo from the Porterville Police Department