Police: Payments mishandled

A former employee at an Albuquerque law firm is facing embezzlement allegations after clients complained that they weren't being credited with thousands of dollars in payments they made over the course of several months in 2013, according to Albuquerque police.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jennifer Elliott, 40, is facing charges of embezzlement over $2,500 for allegedly mishandling more than $5,000 worth of clients' checks, according to a complaint filed Friday in Metropolitan Court.

The complaint does not state what Elliott might have done with the payments, but her co-workers at the Robert R. Cooper Law Firm told investigators the payments were never forwarded along to be deposited.

Elliott told police she violated the company's policy of making sure to inform the firm when it received cash payments from clients, but she denied forging the initials on the receipts, an allegation levied by her employers.

Elliott has since bonded out of jail.