Farmington man arrested for embezzlement

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – A Farmington man has been arrested for allegedly taking money from a school theater.

Charles Cheney, 48, is accused of embezzling $2,500 from funds belonging to the Turano-Christian Performing Arts Theater at Piedra Vista High School.

Cheney was the theater’s manager since 2010.

Farmington Municipal Schools discovered the missing money after someone interested in renting out the space brought it to their attention.

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