Tucson bookkeeper charged in fraud scheme involving Rocky Point HOA
A Tucson bookkeeper is facing fraud and other charges for an alleged scheme involving a Rocky Point, Mexico, HOA.
Helen Marie Dahlstrom is facing more than a dozen felony charges of fraud, theft, computer tampering, forgery and money laundering after allegedly embezzling more than $5 million from two Tucson construction firms — Lauderbach Builders Supply and L&L Manufactured Components — and an HOA in Rocky Point, Mexico, that she worked for. That’s according to a recent release from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, which investigated the case.
Among other elements, the alleged years-long scheme involved writing checks from the companies out to cash, or to the Cholla Bay HOA, and concealing the withdrawals, according to a copy of the indictment.
A not guilty plea was entered for Dahlstrom in late February, according to a document from the Pima County Superior Court, where the case is being heard.
Attempts to reach an attorney representing Dahlstrom were unsuccessful.