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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus