Woman embezzles $100K from attorney

Corina Ceballos, 40, was authorized to make company purchases and stole money over a three-year period

The Sun-Gazette

VISALIA – Last Wednesday the Visalia police department’s property crimes unit completed their embezzlement investigation that started last month. 

Corina Ceballos
40 years old

According to the police department, they received a report of possible embezzlement of funds by an employee of a local attorney. Detectives with the property crimes unit began an investigation. Detectives learned suspect Corina Ceballos, 40, had been employed for several years and was authorized to make office related purchases using her employer’s funds. 

Detectives also found between early 2017 and January 2020, Ceballos made several hundred unauthorized purchases using her employer’s funds for personal purposes. The loss from these unauthorized transactions is over $100,000. Last week, Ceballos was located at her home in Visalia and arrested. She was booked into the Tulare County Pretrial Facility for felony embezzlement. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact Detective J. Peterson at (559) 713-4101. 

Visalia Police Logs

Saturday, March 21
At 10:47 p.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary alarm at Ronald J. Ormonde Insurances Services, 904 W. Main Street. Upon arrival officer discovered that someone had smashed a window and gained entry into the building. Joaquin Solis, 35, of Visalia was detained near the business as he attempted to leave the area. It was determined that he had made entry to the business but was unable to remove property prior to the alarm. Soliz was booked into the Tulare County Pretrial Facility for burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Tuesday, March 17
At 7:51 p.m., Hanford Police Department requested assistance in responding to an address in Visalia to take Gary Henry, 26, into custody for an incident that occurred in Kings County. Visalia officers made contact with Henry in the front yard. When officers attempted to take him into custody, he resisted arrest and had to be subdued with a police K-9. Henry was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and will be booked at the Adult Pretrial Detention Facility upon his release for resisting arrest. No officers were injured.

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