Lynnwood Police arrest woman following Zumiez embezzlement investigation

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Lynnwood-police-patchLynnwood Police Detectives arrested a 37 year-old female Tuesday on probable cause for Theft in the First Degree and multiple counts of Identity Theft.

The Marysville resident was a former payroll employee at Zumiez Inc., located at 4001 204th St. SW in Lynnwood.  Zumiez contacted Lynnwood investigators in March of this year after becoming aware of possible fraudulent activity involving its payroll system.

In cooperation with Zumiez Inc., an investigation was opened and it was determined fraudulent activity was occurring between 2012 and March of 2015 by this former employee. The total amount of money lost during this time period was determined to be in excess of $140,000.

The suspect was booked into the Lynnwood City Jail then transferred to the Snohomish County Jail. The investigation continues and additional charges may be filed.

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