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PD: Woman charged for embezzling funds from City of Phoenix

Posted: 11:03 AM, Oct 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-14 14:03:05-04
City of Phoenix

PHOENIX — A woman was charged last week, accused of embezzling funds for nearly four years from the City of Phoenix.

Court records show that Rosemary De Leon Schatzabel, 60, was charged last week for embezzling funds from the Human Services Department of Phoenix. Schatzabel, a former city employee, is accused of taking the $20 application fees sent from membership applications to the Helen Drake Senior Center for nearly four years.

Police say a citizen complaint alerted police and got the investigation started.

Schatzabel also allegedly altered computer records to cover-up the thefts. An audit done on the department's accounts reportedly shows 112 transactions performed by Schatzabel, in which she took the funds, totaling over $2,200.

Schatzabel has since resigned from the City of Phoenix, court documents show.

Schatzabel has been summoned to appear on the charges of fraud and theft on November 12.