ENMU Embezzlement

A Portales woman was sentenced to 5-years in prison today on charges of embezzlement. 

34-year old Tammy Garcia was given the sentence after being convicted of two counts of embezzlement, one count of fraud and ten counts of forgery.

Prosecutors say Garcia embezzled over 138-thousand dollars from eastern New Mexico University by forging checks from the state's education assessment fund. 

Garcia will be placed on 5-years of supervised parole following her prison sentence.