City of Albuquerque scammed out of thousands

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 has learned that the city of Albuquerque lost a lot of money in a scheme.

KRQE News 13 told you Tuesday how thieves were stealing taxpayer money by posing as vendors and asking government agencies to change the payment paperwork.

According to the State Auditor’s Office, San Antonio Elementary School near Socorro lost $200,000 in the scheme. That money was intended for construction projects.

Thursday, officials said the city of Albuquerque also fell victim, losing $400,000. The city says it was because it agreed to a fraudulent request to change vendor payment information.

Officials say several other agencies nearly fell victim. 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.

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