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West Hills Woman Arrested for Embezzlement

Nature of Incident: Arrest of Embezzlement Suspect
Report Number: 18-163514
Location: 1800 Block of Onda Drive in Camarillo
Date & Time: December 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department / Camarillo Investigations Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Mandi Neece                                                                                               West Hills                                29
(V) Topa Topa Antique Engine and Tractor Company                             Camarillo                                N/A

On October 19, 2018 several members of a small nonprofit company in the City of Camarillo reported their volunteer accountant, (S) Mandi Neece, embezzled money from the company account.

During a two month long investigation by the Camarillo Investigations Bureau, it was determined Neece used her position at the nonprofit company to write checks in her name and deposit them into her personal bank account.

From April 2018, to October 2018, Neece embezzled nearly $63,000.00 from the nonprofit account which left the company with a negative balance in their bank account. Neece used the money from the nonprofit company to purchase items such as airline tickets, hotel stays, Dodger game tickets, concert tickets, and many other items. By the time the members of the nonprofit company reported the embezzlement, Neece had spent all of the money.

On December 21, 2018, detectives from the Camarillo Police Department arrested Neece, who was taken into custody without incident. Neece was booked into the Ventura County Main Jail and is being held on a $10,000.00 bail.

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Prepared by: Detective Steve Krupnik
News Release Date: December 31, 2018
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Steve Krupnik (805) 947-8315
Approved by:    Captain Jeremy Paris