Nichole Chambers, former President/CEO of the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, was arrested Wednesday, on charges of grand theft related to her admission of financial impropriety against the chamber.
The Dana Point Times is reporting: The arrest comes after a lengthy investigation began in November 2010 when Chambers presented a resignation letter to the chamber board of directors in which she admitted having committed financial misdeeds against the chamber.
Chambers began her role as Chamber of Commerce president/CEO in December 2007.
The Dana Point Times also says: Dana Point Chief of Police Lt. Lynn Koehmstedt confirmed the Orange County Sheriff’s Department issued a warrant for her arrest on Aug. 24 and she surrendered Aug. 29.
“Chambers turned herself in at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach on Wednesday, was taken into custody and booked into the Central Women’s Jail in Santa Ana. Bail was set at $130,000,” Koehmstedt said. “She is charged with three felony counts of grand theft, with enhancements.”
Farrah Emami, spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said three sentence enhancements were attached to the charges — theft in excess of $100,000, aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 and property damage over $65,000, according to the Dana Point Times.
Chambers will be in court on Sept. 13.
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