Charges against the former Converse County Senior Citizen Centers bookkeeper keep piling up.
Marnie Zamora, 42, was charged with felony check fraud Feb. 28 after law enforcement officials allege that sometime after September 2018 she knowingly issued two or more checks which were not paid due to insufficient funds.
Investigators said Zamora had written three checks from her Converse County Bank account and deposited them into her Points West Community Bank account. PWCB Vice President Ron Hayes told investigators that Zamora then withdrew the funds from an ATM shortly after making the deposit. Zamora had done this several times during several weeks after September 2018, according to a court affidavit filed by police.
The total for all the checks is $1,150, but two were covered by Converse County Bank, leaving $900 still outstanding when the deposits were returned due to insufficient funds.
Information gathered from CCB showed that Zamora had deposited checks into her Points West account when she did not have the funds available t cover them, police allege. The information also showed that Zamora had accessed her on-line banking account information for CCB, which showed she did not have the funds available before writing the checks, according to the affidavit.
Zamora was previously charged with forgery and theft which allegedly occurred while she was employed as the bookkeeper for the Converse County Senior Center. Those charges were filed in September, more than a month after her employment with the senior centers was terminated.
Doug Johnson and Nancie Fink alleged that Zamora forged both of their signatures on 19 checks and deposited them in her bank account, according to court documents.
Bank statements, copies of the checks and the signature card from CCB with all the Douglas Senior Center board members were provided by Johnson and Fink as further proof the signatures on the checks in question did not match, according to court documents.
Bank records from CCB show the 19 checks were deposited into Zamora’s account. Between March 2018 and July 2018, five payments were made at Ocwen Loan Services for $1,099.35 each, which is the monthly payment for the home mortgage in the name of Zamora’s husband Matthew, according to court documents.
If convicted of forgery and theft charges, she faces up to 10 years and $10,000 in fines for each charge. The newest charge of check fraud also is a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $10,000 fine.
Zamora waived her hearing in Converse County Circuit Court and has been released on bond.
Her case has been transferred to Eighth Judicial District Court.