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News - January 8, 2010

Arrest made in embezzlement case

by Kelsey Mesher

The woman suspected of embezzling $100,000 from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation was arrested last week, Mountain View police announced.

Frances Louise Stewart, 52, of San Carlos, was taken into custody on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at approximately 3 p.m., said police spokesperson Steve McCoy. McCoy said Stewart was arrested at a friend's residence in Redwood City. There had been a warrant out for her arrest since Dec. 24.

She was booked into the county main jail in San Jose on one count of embezzlement, one count of burglary, one count of grand theft and for the unauthorized use of others' personal information. Her bail was set for $300,000.

McCoy would not release further details regarding the case as it is still open, though he said Stewart was cooperating with investigators and that she is the sole focus of the investigation.

According to Amy Cornell, spokesperson for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, Stewart was arraigned on Dec. 31 and gave no plea. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 27 in Department 84 at 9 a.m. in Palo Alto.


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