Police arrest woman accused in Burger King embezzlement scheme

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A manager at the Burger King in Durango has been arrested for fraud, at another Burger King in New Mexico. 

According to court documents, 47-year-old Maria Sepulveda-Madrid began embezzling money from Burger King locations back in 2015. 

As an acting manager at two locations in Farmington and another in Bloomfield, police say Sepulveda-Madrid would write paychecks to employees who did not exist, then cash the checks and pocket the cash. 

It’s estimated that she stole more than $250,000 in less than a year. 

She’s also accused of helping illegal immigrants obtain fake social security numbers. 

Police say Thursday, Sepulveda-Madrid was arrested at the Burger King in Durango where she’s been working under a stolen identity for months. 

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