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Ventura County Woman Convicted Of Embezzling Nearly $350,000 From Business


A Ventura County woman could face more than four years in state prison after being convicted of embezzling nearly $350,000 from a plumbing company.

Tara Elaine Nykoluk of Simi Valley worked as a bookkeeper for eight years for T&M Plumbing, a San Fernando Valley based company.

Prosecutors say on more than 1500 occasions, the 45 year old woman used a company debit car and company checks to pay for things like personal items and meals at restaurants.

Nykoluk was convicted of three felony embezzlement and forgery charges. She’ll be sentenced next month.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.