GJ Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Charges

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A Grand Junction woman accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars over a 5 year period gave her plea Wednesday morning in court.
 
Nicole Henderson, 45, pled guilty to Class 5 Felony Theft charges and could receive up to 6 years in prison.

She’s accused of embezzling $221,000 from Grand West KIA from January of 2011 to June of 2016.

Henderson is expected to pay restitution of $249,000 and her sentencing date will take place on December 17th of this year.
 
The original story can be found below before Henderson’s plea.
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(February 22, 2017)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A Mesa County woman is in custody and accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Grand Valley business.

Investigators with the sheriff’s office obtained a felony warrant for Nicole Henderson, 45, of Grand Junction, who turned herself in on Tuesday.

She is accused of embezzling $221,000 from Grand West Kia from January of 2011 to June of 2016.

Authorities believe Henderson wrote checks to herself and other family members but logged the transactions in the accounting system under a legitimate payee.

Henderson, who is cooperating with investigators, is being held on a no-bond hold until her first court appearance.

She faces a Class 3 felony charge of theft, which can carry a sentence of 4 to 8 years in prison with 5 years mandatory parole.

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