On April 25, Coarsegold resident Heather Marie Stieler was arrested and booked for allegedly embezzling $42,000 from her longtime employer, Fullmer’s Appliance Repair in Oakhurst.
Madera County authorities said sheriff's detectives were contacted in November by the proprietor of the family-owned business regarding possible embezzlement.
After a months-long investigation, detectives said the business' bookkeeper, Stieler, had taken the missing funds.
Stieler, 46, was arrested and booked on felony charges related to grand theft, forgery and embezzlement.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in Oakhurst at 559-642-3201.