Happening nearby: Lynnwood police arrest woman following Zumiez embezzlement investigation

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Lynnwood Police Detectives arrested a 37 year-old woman Tuesday on probable cause for first-degree theft and multiple counts of identity theft.

The Marysville resident was a former payroll employee at Zumiez Inc., located at 4001 204th St. S.W. 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. The total amount of money lost was estimated at more than $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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