Former Eagle Co. clerk worker investigated for theft |

Former Eagle Co. clerk worker investigated for theft

GYPSUM — A former employee in the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is being investigated for alleged embezzlement of public funds.

On Friday, police executed a search warrant at the Gypsum home of Brenda Wright, a former employee in the county clerk’s office who was fired on Aug. 6.

The search warrant was issued in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Eagle Police Department, with assistance from the 5th District Attorney’s office, regarding theft of funds from the clerk’s office, according to a news release from Eagle County.

County Clerk Teak Simonton reported the incident to police after discovering a discrepancy in motor vehicle accounting, according to authorities. No arrests have been made nor charges filed, as the investigation is continues.

The latest suspected embezzlement case in the region comes on the heels of the arrest of former Garfield County Clerk’s office worker Robin McMillan last month. McMillan, 51, of Rifle, is accused of stealing close to $200,000 from the office over five years.

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