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Tulsa woman arrested in California accused of embezzling more than $60,000 from wildfire survivor, says BCSO

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Posted at 8:42 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 09:42:27-05

A Tulsa woman has been arrested in connection to embezzlement of elderly Camp Fire survivor, according to a Butte County Sheriff's Office press release on their Facebook page.

Deputies announced the arrest of 29 -year-old Brenda Rose Asbury for embezzlement, elder abuse, and grand theft.

The investigation began July 30, 2019.

BCSO say they learned that Asbury had embezzled $63,100 from a 75-year-old Camp Fire survivor.

The embezzled amount was part of an insurance settlement the 75-year-old survivor had obtained after losing a home in the Camp Fire, deputies say.

In September, BCSO detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Asbury.

Asbury was found to be residing in Tulsa, deputies say.

On Nov. 1, Detectives informed an attorney Asbury retained that she needed to contact law enforcement immediately.

Deputies say Asbury showed up at the Butte County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 4.

Asbury was then contacted by Detectives and placed under arrest, deputies say.

Asbury is to be arraigned on Thursday, Nov. 7.

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