La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of computer hacking scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam that took place last week in which someone claimed to be a CenturyLink technician, but was really trying to gain access to the...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sets up whistleblower policy for staff, community

The city of Durango wants to make it easier for whistleblowers, both employees of the city and members of the public, to report concerns. A new whistleblower policy was drafted in response to a...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scam targets over 1 million, including La Plata County’s sheriff and top prosecutor

There’s probably a pretty active scam going around when both your sheriff and district attorney report getting hit. La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

High fraud cases in New Mexico related to pandemic

FARMINGTON – As the holidays come to a close and life returns to pandemic normal, consumers are urged to keep a watchful eye on their bank and credit card accounts as fraud cases in Farmington were...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango’s new finance director to strengthen internal controls

The city of Durango’s new finance director is ready to take on the financial systems that allowed 11 years of embezzlement by the former finance director to go unchecked. Cynthia Sneed of Arizona,...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement

It’s official: Julie Brown, the former finance director for the city of Durango, pleaded guilty in court Friday for embezzling about $710,000 from the city over 11 years. Brown, 51, formally...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango finance director plans to plead guilty to embezzlement

The former finance director for the city of Durango has signed a plea agreement admitting to embezzling more than $710,000 over 11 years from town coffers. According to the plea agreement, which...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement

The former Cortez finance director pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement of public property and faces prison, probation and restitution if the court accepts the agreement. Katheryn Moss, 70,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement

The former Cortez finance director pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement of public property and faces prison, probation and restitution if the court accepts the agreement. Katheryn Moss, 70,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former sheriff’s deputy who taught scam avoidance almost falls for phone scam

Scammers pretending to be representatives of the Dish Network, a satellite television company, are calling people in the area and offering a fraudulent discount in exchange for a security deposit...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s former finance director turns herself in for embezzling about $700,000

Durango’s former finance director, who is suspected of stealing more than $700,000 from the city of Durango, turned herself into authorities Wednesday, but quickly bonded out of custody. Julie...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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