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Former Cemetery District Manager Arrested Following Lengthy Investigation.

Forensic audit revealed over $1.3M was embezzled, could be more!

Visalia police arrested a former cemetery district manager on December 22nd after a lengthy investigation following a forensic audit that revealed over $1.3M embezzled.

The former district manager is being held on felony charges of grand theft and money laundering. Investigation continues and the total loss could be larger than initially suspected.

The cemetery district expects to recover some of the missing funds from an insurance policy it obtained.

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