News Story


Fillmore and Western Railway Employee Arrested for Embezzlement
3/14/2013 12:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Embezzlement Arrest

Report Number:



1400 Block Ojai Road, Santa Paula, CA

Date & Time:

March 13, 2013 / 0800 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Investigations


City of Residence


Mariah Sjolund

Santa Paula



After an extensive eight-month investigation, a former employee of the Fillmore and Western Railway was arrested for embezzlement. 


In July 2012, the railway company reported long time trusted employee Mariah Sjolund was embezzling from the company by manipulating the payroll.  The investigation revealed tens of thousands of dollars were stolen from the railway, a Fillmore City landmark. 


Sjolund was booked at the Sheriff's Main Jail with bail set at $10,000.00.


Prepared by:

Detective John Fox


Media Release Date:

March 13, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Anthony Aguirre (805) 524-2233


Approved by:

Captain Monica McGrath