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Former Tulalip Liquor Store and Smoke Shop employee arrested for embezzlement

TULALIP — A former Tulalip Liquor Store and Smoke Shop employee is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Angela Jones Ver Hoven, 46, was fired from the Tulalip Liquor Store and Smoke Shop after police confronted her about her suspected embezzlement. She's estimated to have stolen more than $396,000 between January of 2008 and August of 2010, based on a review of store records. Charging documents accuse her of selling multiple cartons of cigarettes to a given customer, but only ringing in one carton per sale and pocketing the cash from the other cartons sold. According to further investigation, she also allegedly lost a significant amount of money gambling at Quil Ceda Creek Casino.

Ver Hoven's preliminary hearing is slated for later this month.

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