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Woman sentenced for embezzlement charge

A Nevada County woman will serve four years in prison for embezzling thousands of dollars from her employer and fleeing to Arizona, where she listed her victim as a job reference.

Paulette Riddle was sentenced April 4 on one charge of embezzlement. She embezzled about $70,000 from her employer, Professional Employment Resources of Grass Valley.

She was fired from Professional Employment Resources after her boss caught her stealing money, according to court records, but she fled before she could be arrested. Riddle was arrested after she applied for another job in Arizona and listed her former employer as a reference.

She will also have to pay about $71,000 in restitution.

– Roman Gokhman

Charity fund set up for fire victims

Family and friends have set up a relief fund for the Colvin family, whose home on Butler Street in Grass Valley was destroyed by a fire on April 1. While no one was injured in the fire, the family lost all their belongings.

Donations can be sent to:

Colvin Fire Relief Fund

Citizens Bank

P.O. Box 1420

Nevada City 95959

For more information, call the bank at 478-6000.

Alpine benefit for nonprofits

Lift tickets at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort will cost just $20 on Sunday as part of a fund-raiser for nonprofit organizations in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas.

Proceeds will go to organizations that provide educational and extracurricular enhancement programs for children, said Jody Churich, director of marketing at Alpine.

For more information, call 581-8321, or visit on the Web.

– The Union staff

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