Hobbs Woman Charged With Embezzling $144K

Southeast New Mexico authorities have charged a Hobbs woman with embezzling about 144-thousand dollars from her employer. The Lea County Sheriff’s Office says 35 year-old Karrie Torrez used her company’s credit card and checking account for persoinal purchases. Things went south for Torrez after the business owner at Lea County Roadside called police when the card got declined for being over limit. Court documents also claim that Torrex deleted transactions within the business’s financial accounting software that totaled more than 25-hundred dollars. Torrez was released on a recognizance bond after being boioked into jail. A court hearing is scheduled for October 10th in Lovington.