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ELKO – A Spring Creek woman has been arrested on charges of embezzling money from Elko Motorcycle Jamboree.

According to Elko Police Lt. Ty Trouten this case began in late June, soon after the jamboree held its final event. A board member alerted police that when the committee was paying the bills they found that figures were not matching up.

Police performed a detailed investigation including search warrants, multiple interviews, review of bank records and checks that had been cashed.

Trouten said it came to light that Deborah Urrizaga, 51, of Spring Creek, who was the treasurer for the jamboree, had been cashing dual signature checks in which she had also forged the signature of another member of the committee.

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Urrizaga was arrested Thursday at a local school.

“The thefts seemed to be focused the weeks before the jamboree and through the Motorcycle Jamboree,” said Trouten.

Urrizaga is charged with 21 felonies including seven counts of obtaining another person’s identification with the intent to harm another person or commit an unlawful act; two counts of theft of something valued $3,500 or more; seven counts of forgery; and five counts of something valued at $2,500 or more. Her bail was listed at $315,000.

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