Salinas woman accused of embezzling $27K from Hartnell College Foundation
Originally published 5-19-22 via Facebook
by the Salinas Police Department:
“After a lengthy investigation, Rocio Mendoza (51) was arrested on Tuesday. She was an Administrative Assistant employed by the Hartnell College but worked for the Hartnell College Foundation. They are two separate entities that parallel one another.
An investigation was initiated last fall regarding Mendoza having embezzled thousands of dollars using a Hartnell Foundation credit card which she connected to her personal Amazon account.
Mendoza resigned as a result of the Amazon investigation, it was found that she had falsified time card entries in the web based payroll system used by the foundation, utilizing part time employee profiles.
She embezzled approximately twenty-seven thousand dollars and is facing eleven counts of identity theft and embezzlement.”