Truckee woman accused of embezzling $80,000 to appear in court Tuesday |

Truckee woman accused of embezzling $80,000 to appear in court Tuesday

Matthew Renda
Sierra Sun
Provided to the SunDakota Leaves Steel

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; A Truckee woman accused of embezzling about $80,000 from a private Lake Tahoe construction contractor is scheduled to appear in Placer County court in Tahoe City on Tuesday, officials have confirmed.

Dakota Leaves Steel, 30, of Truckee, was arrested Monday, May 2, by Placer County Sheriffand#8217;s Office deputies relating to accusations of embezzlement and violation of probation, said Kim Bromley, spokeswoman for PCSO.

Steel was on probation stemming from a previous embezzlement charge when the arrest was made, Bromley said. Steel is accused of incrementally siphoning funds from company accounts over a six-month period. Steel was working as a bookkeeper for the contractor since July 2010, Bromley said.

Steel remains in custody at the Tahoe City substation of Placer County Jail as of Monday afternoon on $105,000 bail and#8212; $80,000 relating to embezzlement, and $25,000 for violation of probation, Bromley confirmed.

PCSO investigators believe this to be an isolated incident, but are encouraging other possible victims to contact PCSO dispatch at 530-581-6330.