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Tucson, Arizona
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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A10 TUCSON & REGION Tuesday, November 29, 2011 ARIZONA DAILY STAR Former Eegee's employee faces prison for embezzling $425K By Kim Smith ARIZONA DAILY STAR A former Eegee's employee is facing up to nine years in prison after admitting she embezzled nearly $425,000 from the company. Amy Paulette Montano, 40, was indicted in June on seven felony charges including fraud, money laundering, illegal control of an enterprise and theft. Montano was the account manager for Miller Administration, which owns Eegee's, and was responsible for payroll checks and bills, according to court documents. In the fall of 2010, Montano admitted to the company president she had been writing checks to herself weekly for more than three years, despite the fact her paycheck was direct deposited, court records indicate. Hands-0n Music 19 M 3 Only I Reserve your seat today for a free seminar and learn more about Health comprehensive medical and prescription drug plans. 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Maria Hawke, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman. Kelly Huyser, 23, was driving a red 2002 Ford Focus north on Camino Seco when police said Kevin Ryan Millard ran a stop sign in a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe and collided with Huyser's car. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she died. A passenger in Huyser's car, a 48-year-old man, was treated for serious injuries but is expected to survive, Hawke said. Millard, who sustained minor injuries, was booked into the Pima County jail on one count each of second degree murder, aggravated assault and criminal dam to get more ii Thur., 121 at 10 a.m. Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott 10150 N. Oracle Rd. Oro Valley Thur., 121 at 1 p.m. Comfort Inn Green Valley 90 W. Esperanza Blvd. Tucson Fri., 122 at 1 p.m. Comfort Inn (Prev. Best Western) 8425 N. Cracker Barrel Rd. Tucson REGISTER TODAY FOR YOUR SEMINAR. Annual enrollment ends December 7. - 7527 1-800-977-6757 begin playing its games at the facility in 2012. 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Kimberly Matas Pot seizure leads to Tucson man's arrest U.S. Border Patrol agents say they've seized more than 550 pounds of marijuana near Douglas and also arrested a Tucson man. Agents working on the east side of Douglas near the international boundary discovered several bundles of marijuana in a pickup truck's hidden compartment on Sunday. j i i . i Tue., 126 at 10 a.m. The Hungry Fox 4637 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson Tue., 126 at 10 a.m. Radisson Suites 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson Tue., 1 26 at 1 0 a.m. Holiday Inn Express 620 E. Wetmore Rd. Tucson fP Health Net cleared for UA other five years, but will have to pay an inflationary adjustment at that time. 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Around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, the man, armed with knife, walked into the Circle K in the 3 8 0 0 block of South Country Club Road and threatened the clerk. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The man is described as being in his early to mid-40s, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a medium build. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME. Alexis Huicochea Net's MEDICARE PROGRAMS

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