POSTED: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 5:40am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 8:14am
LAS CRUCES - Police arrested a Las Cruces woman who they say committed multiple counts of credit card fraud, forgery and identity theft against her former employer.
Investigators charged 31-year-old Cynthia M. Barela with three counts of fraudulently using a credit card, 14 counts of forgery and five counts of identity theft.
While Barela worked at Green Thumb Nursery from May 2008 until May 2010, police say she used a company credit card to make a number of personal purchases.
Detectives also say that Barela used company checks for other personal purchases.
Barela is accused of stealing more than $20,000.