News Story


Camarillo/ Grand Theft By Embezzlement
11/16/2011 1:25:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Grand Theft By Embezzlement

Report Number:



Pleasant Valley Cooperative Pre-School

1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo


Date & Time:


From June 2007 through June 2011

Unit Responsible:

Camarillo Detective Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence



(A) Kathryn Rachel Gonzales                                                 








After a three month investigation by the Camarillo Detective Bureau, Kathryn Rachel Gonzales was arrested for embezzling approximately $50,000 from the Pleasant Valley Cooperative Pre-School, located in Camarillo.  The embezzlement was discovered when a new treasurer took over for Gonzales.  The new treasurer noticed numerous discrepancies on the school financial records that were previously maintained by Gonzales.


Gonzales volunteered as a treasurer from June 2007 through June 2011.  During her term as treasurer, Gonzales began to surreptitiously withdraw money of various amounts from the school's bank accounts.  An internal audit by the school determined Gonzales embezzled approximately $50,000. 


On November 16, 2011, Gonzales turned herself in to the Camarillo Police Department.  She was booked at the Ventura County Main Jail for grand theft by embezzlement.  Her bail was set at $10,000.



Deputy Preparing Media Release: 


Detective Marty Luna  (805) 388-5116


Media Release Date:


November 16, 2011


Follow-Up Contact:


Detective Shawn Pewsey  (805) 388-5149


Approved by:


Captain Bruce Macedo