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Embezzlement at the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery

January 10, 2020

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Thursday, January 2 at 11:30 am, San Bernardino County Sheriff deputies responded to the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery at 5350 Encelia Ave, Twentynine Palms, after getting a report of an embezzlement.

During the investigation, deputies discovered the manager, Stacey Lynn Lee (age 50 of Twentynine Palms), used the Cemetery’s Credit/Debit Card, without authorization, to purchase miscellaneous items and make ATM withdrawals totaling over $17,000 since September 2019.

On Tuesday, January 7, deputies served a search warrant at Lee’s residence, and recovered several items belonging to the Cemetery. Lee was arrested and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail for embezzlement.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Morongo Basin Station at 760-366-4175.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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