A judge has passed sentence on the Española woman indicted last March on charges that involved stealing money from her Los Alamos employer’s bank accounts.
In Santa Fe District Court Monday, Judge Michael E. Vigil ordered Rebecca Serrano to serve five years probation and also banned her from entering gambling casinos in New Mexico or “anywhere else.”
Serrano, 46, worked as the office manager and kept the books for Jemez Physical Therapy at 2101 Trinity Dr. According to court documents, she siphoned nearly $160,000 from the business between 2005 and 2008, utilizing fraudulent check schemes. She also failed to report her additional income or pay nearly $9,000 in state income taxes.