Fort Collins woman indicted for embezzeling $300,000 from her employer

Jennifer Choury faces 24 counts

GREELEY, Colo. - During more than four years a Fort Collins woman is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 through a number of financial schemes.

41-year-old Jennifer Choury turned herself in to the Weld County jail Monday morning. The Weld County District Attorney's office released the indictment, which outlines Choury's alleged stealing from February 8, 2008 to May 15, 2012.

The indictment claimed Choury would send an email request to her employer's bank for cash withdrawals. She would then access her employer's email and authorize the withdrawal deleting all the emails before her employer would find out. It also alleged that she sold a 2000 Ford Excursion limousine and kept the $8,500 from its sale instead of depositing into the company's bank account.

The documents list Choury as the controller and director of finance for two companies owned by Martin Lind, including Water Valley Land Company and Trollco, Inc. Her duties included "managing the cash resources" and "ensuring that all expenses of the Lind Entities were properly approved, documented and paid."

The indictment also reported Choury laundered $18,500 through a non-profit lacrosse group called Havoc Girls Lacrosse. A spokesperson for the group told 7NEWS she was the treasurer for 15 months. The indictment claimed during that time, Choury wrote checks to herself from the group.

The charges against Choury include:

  • Seven counts of identity theft
  • Six counts of money laundering
  • Six counts of forgery
  • Three counts of theft, $1,000 to $20,000
  • One count of theft, $20,000 or more
  • One count of computer crime theft

7NEWS reached out to Water Valley Land Company and Martin Lind. At the time of publication, neither had responded.