Trial postponed for former bank manager accused of embezzlement

By John Miller
jmiller@taosnews.com
Posted 12/6/19

The former longtime manager of the U.S. Bank located on Taos Plaza is scheduled to appear for a trial this month in a case charging her with embezzling more than $100,000.

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Trial postponed for former bank manager accused of embezzlement

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Updated Dec. 10 at 9 a.m.

The former longtime manager of the U.S. Bank located on Taos Plaza had been scheduled to appear for a trial Dec. 10 in a case charging her with embezzling more than $100,000, but the trial was postponed.

Rose T. Vargas, 63, was indicted by a Taos grand jury on two second-degree felony counts of embezzlement in May. The first count alleges Vargas embezzled $60,618.80 from a male account holder between Aug. 11, 2015 and Dec. 15, 2016. In the second count, Vargas is accused of embezzling $45,097.63 from another male account holder between Jan. 2, 2018 through Dec. 8 of last year.

Vargas pleaded not guilty to both counts in May. This summer, Taos District Court Judge Emilio Chavez allowed her to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, for her son’s wedding.

At trial, Vargas will be represented by private defense attorney Alan Maestas.

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