Woman accused of stealing from MVD customers sentenced

New Mexico News

Two former MVD employees were accused of stealing around $40,000 from customers. Friday, one of them was sentenced in court.

Alisha Segura was visibly emotional Friday in court, but she ultimately avoided jail time and was given 5 years probation. 

While Segura did not get jail time, she did not get off scot-free either. 

“What that means in real terms is that if she completes her probation successfully, she is still going to be a felon for the future,” says Ozymandias Adams, Prosecutor.

In June, the former MVD worker pleaded guilty to embezzlement and conspiracy charges. 

Segura and her coworker turned codefendant Tianna Gallegos both came clean to State Police during an investigation that spanned more than a year. 

The duo admitted to stealing from unsuspecting MVD customers by voiding transactions for registrations and titles when customers paid in cash, then pocketing the money.

The Fort Sumner MVD office was shut down in December 2016 as a result.

Friday in court, Segura did not have much to say, but her eyes watered as her attorney told the judge about how she is remorseful and feels shame for what she did.

The prosecutor says Segura alone was responsible for about 300 to 400 bogus transactions over a two-year span. 

“It was pretty complicated, it was a lot of transactions. We basically ended up just agreeing that the amount specified in the criminal complaint was correct, which was approximately $30,000,” says Adams.

The judge ordered she pay back all $30,000, dishing out at least $6,000 a year.

“Which is a bit of money, but I certainly hope she does that, I hope she makes the village whole,” says Adams.

Gallegos was also in court for a status hearing, but no action was taken in her case. 

Segura and her attorney would not speak to News 13 after she received five years probation.

In court, she said she has a new full-time job in Clovis that is aware of her felony conviction. 

Gallegos attorney told the judge he is working on a plea agreement and it should be ready by her next status hearing. 

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