New Mexico

Woman accused of stealing from MVD customers takes plea deal

FORT SUMNER, N.M. (KRQE) - One of the women accused of pocketing tens of thousands from customers while working at a New Mexico MVD has cut a plea deal. 

A De Baca County District Court Judge is scheduled to sentence Alisha Segura in two weeks. She pleaded guilty last month to embezzlement and conspiracy. 

She and Tianna Gallegos were charged with stealing more than $40,000 while working at the Fort Sumner MVD Office two years ago. 

Police say they took money from customers in exchange for new titles and registrations, but when the customers left, they voided the transactions and pocketed the cash instead. 

Segura confessed in a State Police interview, "The customer leaves, you go back an hour later, 30 minutes later, whatever -- click on this person's name, refund, check payment, refund it and it's all cash." Segura said. "I have two kids. I don't wanna go to jail. I will pay back everything." 

Segura's embezzlement charge carries a nine year prison sentence and conspiracy to commit embezzlement is three. 

She pleaded guilty to both, but prosecutors agreed to cap her prison time, if she gets any, and no more than five years. 

Court records show, Segura's former co-worker, Gallegos, may also be working on a plea deal. 


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