Forensic interviewer admits embezzling from Arizona employer
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A forensic interviewer in northern Arizona has pleaded guilty to embezzling from her employer by falsifying documents to conceal side work.
State prosecutors say Carli Moncher entered a plea agreement to one count each of theft and perjury.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9 in Coconino County Superior Court.
Authorities say Moncher was a forensic interviewer for Northern Arizona Healthcare between March 2014 and April 2017.
During her employment, investigators say Moncher falsified timesheets and forms to get reimbursed for travel expenses and created fake subpoenas that required her testimony in court.
They say Moncher was called as an expert in two cases and falsely testified she was only receiving her normal wage when she actually was being paid an hourly rate by the prosecutor’s office.