The City of Yuma announced they have terminated administrative assistant Erica Cibrian.
Formerly with Parks and Recreation Department, an investigation revealed she stole $8,300 from two city owned facilities, namely the Arroyo Dunes and Desert Hills golf courses.
A criminal complaint has been filed against her for one count of felony theft.
"During the investigation we learned that she was responsible for processing the deposits,” says Officer Cruz Vidal with the Yuma Police Department. “However, instead of completing the entire deposit, she was keeping some U.S currency for her personal use."
Officials have also placed the director and assistant director of the parks and recreation for the City of Yuma on administrative leave.
The recreation superintendent Debbie Wendt has been named interim director.
Public information officer for the City of Yuma Martha Guzman says the city is making changes to help improve the departments overall efficiency, and provide the best experience for those who use the golf courses and their amenities.
"The city did a review of the golf course and the restaurant and through that review they decided to make some changes,” says Guzman. “We're continuing to make improvements to be more efficient to better meet the needs of our customers, so we are excited with the renovations that will be taking place at Desert Hills golf course."
Authorities believe this to be an isolated incident, and no one else has been implicated with the theft.