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Ex-Symantec worker from Utah indicted in $1.3M scheme

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun 13th, 2014 @ 12:14pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a federal grand jury has indicted a former marketing director at Symantec Corp. on charges of embezzling more than $1.3 million to help fund a lavish lifestyle.

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Thursday that Lena "Mickey" Jacobs Coombs of Highland, Utah, is charged with 26 counts of wire fraud and 10 counts of money laundering for her alleged scheme while working for the tech company in Lyndon, Utah, from 2010 to 2012.

The charges accuse Coombs of using company credit cards to pay for personal expenses including vacations, home remodeling, childcare and concerts.

Prosecutors say Coombs also created a shell company to embezzle money from Mountain View, California- based Symantec Corp. She's due in federal court in San Jose on July 11.

Coombs did not immediately return calls seeking comment, and it's unknown if she has an attorney.

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