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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Murrieta, California man arrested in alleged embezzlement case

Temecula police detectives arrested a bank employee Thursday afternoon in Vista on suspicion of bilking an 88-year-old woman out of a large amount of money while he worked in Temecula, officials stated in a release.

Authorities identified the suspect as Don Leon Foster, 35, of Murrieta. He was booked at Southwest Detention Center in French Valley on suspicion of embezzling from an elder and was being held there Friday with bail set at $183,000, according to jail records.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation into potential embezzlement at a bank branch in Temecula, Sgt. Kevin McDonald stated in a release. Officers arrested Foster at 4:30 p.m. at his current workplace in Vista and later searched his residence on Mapleton Avenue in Murrieta, the release states.

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