Marie Abeita, about 41, of Albuquerque, was summoned Nov. 9 for embezzlement at the Speedway Gas Station on Southern Blvd. between O’Reilly Auto Parts and McDonald’s.
Officers responding to an embezzlement report at the station, 2101 Southern Blvd., were told by the manager that Abeita, and employee there, had embezzled money from the store by loading $500 onto a gift card and then pocketing it. While officers were outside, the manager also discovered $900 mission from the safe that Abeita had embezzled and that she has surveillance video of the incident.
Abeita had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, and a summons was issued on the embezzlement charge.
If convicted, Abeita will face up to 1 1/2 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.