A Kingman woman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of theft and embezzlement, which allegedly took place when she was employed as a business manager for Mohave County’s WAVE-JTED school district.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office indicted 45-year-old Deborah Long last summer, when she was accused of using WAVE-JTED warrants to write checks to herself, allegedly embezzling about $140,000 between 2011 and 2016.

Long could face a minimum of two years in prison. She will also be required to pay restitution to the school district, and forfeit all funds in her state retirement account. She was additionally charged last year with theft, after allegedly stealing more than $6,000 in credit card funds while Long worked at a Mohave County bank. She is scheduled to appear May 24 in the courtroom of Mohave County Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss for sentencing.


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