For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: November 21, 2005

Christina Agenbroad Sentenced for Embezzling From Owyhee County

(Boise) – Former Owyhee County Deputy Auditor, Christina Agenbroad, 39, was sentenced today for felony computer crime, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Third District Judge George M. Culet sentenced Agenbroad to five years in prison with one year fixed. The court suspended the prison sentence and ordered Agenbroad to serve 45 days in the county jail. She was also ordered to pay restitution to Owyhee County.

Agenbroad, pleaded guilty on August 12, 2005, to one felony count of computer crime. Agenbroad was employed as deputy auditor for Owyhee County when she manipulated the county payroll system to obtain dental coverage for her family members without paying for such coverage. The crime was committed between March 2002 and May 2004.

Investigators for the Idaho Department of Insurance and the Attorney General’s Office conducted the investigation. The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General's Criminal Law Division prosecuted the case at the request of former Owyhee County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Yarbrough. Deputy Attorney General Ken Robins prosecuted the case.

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