Santa Fe woman accused of stealing from disabled patients

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A woman who was supposed to help people with mental and physical disabilities is accused of stealing from them.

Santa Fe County deputies arrested 38-year-old Michelle Lucero Wednesday for embezzlement, forgery and tampering with evidence.

Investigators say she was cashing checks from clients and keeping the money. In all, she’s accused of stealing $11,466.

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