Hobbs woman accused of embezzling over $100,000

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A woman allegedly embezzled more than $100,000 from her southeast New Mexico employer.

The Lea County Sheriff’s Office says back in July, Lea County Roadside, a towing company, reported its business credit card limit was maxed out. 

Investigators found out 35-year-old Karrie Torrez of Hobbs fraudulently used the credit card and checking account.

Torrez is accused of making personal purchases totaling $144,000.

Last Monday, she turned herself in to deputies and now faces charges including embezzlement and tampering with evidence. 

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