Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

The Regional Review | DEVELOPMENTS IN ORANGE, RIVERSIDE,
SAN BERNARDINO AND VENTURA COUNTIES

Woman Accused of Stealing From School Rodeo Group

September 07, 2000

ORANGE COUNTY — A Trabuco Canyon woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzling more than $18,000 from a nonprofit association for which she was secretary-treasurer.

Janet Blomberg, 51, was charged with five counts of grand theft after Orange County sheriff's deputies were contacted by representatives of the California High School Rodeo Assn., an organization based in Sacramento. Blomberg worked for the association out of her home.

"Somebody looked at the books and saw that something wasn't right," said Steven Doan, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department. "It wasn't a complex scheme; she was writing association checks to pay off personal bills. It wasn't very hard to figure out."

Most of the money, he said, was taken between August and December of 1998.

Blomberg, who was on parole after a conviction for grand theft, was taken into custody at the office of her parole officer, Doan said. Sheriff's investigators had been looking for Blomberg since Friday, he said.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|