Embezzler re-arrested | SummitDaily.com

Embezzler re-arrested

BRECKENRIDGE – A woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling from her employer and was serving weekends in jail while working to pay back the money was re-arrested after she failed to show up for jail.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Christel Anderson-Hayden at her home June 26. She remains at the Summit County Jail.

Anderson-Hayden, 28, was charged with felony counts of forgery and criminal attempt of theft. Twelve other similar charges were dropped during court proceedings.

On June 3, County Court Judge Ed Casias added 90 days of jail time to the probation department’s recommendation of six years of supervised probation, including drug and alcohol monitoring and mental health counseling.

Anderson-Hayden is the daughter of longtime Breckenridge Police Officer Steve Anderson.

According to court documents, Anderson-Hayden worked as a bookkeeper for Silverthorne’s Intermountain Flooring. During part of 2002, she wrote 13 unauthorized checks and misappropriated numerous cash deposits. The total loss was tabulated at $45,541.17.

Casias ordered Anderson-Hayden to pay the company’s owners restitution. The judge authorized her release for work during the 90-day jail term. Casias also granted a week-long stay of execution, allowing Anderson-Hayden time to make arrangements for the care of her daughter.

“We’re not sure what’s going to happen now,” said District Attorney Mark Hurlbert. “It’s unlikely she’ll go to jail because the restitution is so important in this case.”

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