A San Diego woman has been sentenced to two years behind bars for embezzling thousands of dollars from some Ventura County auto dealerships.
Ventura County prosecutors say in 2012 and 2013, Kathleen Rene Mills oversaw accounting for three dealerships owned by Alexander of Oxnard. They say the 51 year old woman forged checks out of payroll and petty cash accounts, and stole about $140,000. Investigators say they money was used to pay off personal credit cards. Mills entered guilty pleas to three felony counts of grand theft.
Prosecutors say the woman is also facing civil litigation which alleges she stole nearly $3.5 million dollars from an Arizona auto dealership where she had worked.