OAKHURST – A Coarsegold woman has been arrested on charges of embezzling more than $40,000 from an Oakhurst business.
In November 2017, Madera County Sheriff’s detectives were contacted by the owner of Fullmer’s Appliance Repair, a local family-owned business in Oakhurst, regarding possible embezzlement.
After a lengthy investigation, Sheriff’s detectives positively identified the suspect as Heather Marie Stieler, who was employed as a bookkeeper for the business.
During the several years of her employment with Fullmer’s Appliance, records indicate that Stieler, a 46-year-old Coarsegold resident, embezzled funds amounting to $42,000, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On Apr. 25, Stieler was arrested and booked into the Madera County Department of Corrections on felony charges related to embezzlement, forgery and grand theft.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in Oakhurst at 559-642-3201.