published on December 11, 2017 - 2:54 PM
Written by Associated Press

Two Fresno residents pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from them embezzling more than $1 million from a Fresno business, according to a press release Monday.

Brandi Marshall, 41, and Daniel Barrios Jr., 37, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud and conspiracy to launder money for embezzling the money and using it to buy cars and other items from October 2014 to March 2016.

A U.S. Department of Justice press release states that during this time, Marshall worked as a bookkeeper for a business — not disclosed by authorities – and she received checks from customers but deposited more than 100 of them into Barrios’ bank account,

It goes on to say that the two used at least some of the money to make personal purchases, which included buying a 2016 Ford Mustang and a 2012 Dodge Challenger.

Marshall is accused of creating false entries in her company’s computer system to conceal the transactions.

Marshall and Barrios each face maximum penalties of 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines for the wire and bank fraud charges, along with 10 additional years and $250,000 in fines for the money laundering charges.

Sentencing for Marshall will take place on March 12, and Barrios will be sentenced on March 19.

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