Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 25, 2008

08-25-08 Arrest in Embezzlement

08-25-08 Arrest in Embezzlement

    Boise, August 25, 2008 - Boise Police have arrested a woman accused of embezzling approx. $74,000 from her employer, a local non-profit organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer.

    Suspect: Mary Guinard, 35, Meridian

    Charged: 1 ct Grand Theft, 1 ct Forgery

    What Happened: Boise Police detectives arrested Guinard at her Meridian home this afternoon. She's accused of embezzling approx $74,000 from her employer, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boise Affiliate. Guinard, until recently, was the Foundation's Executive Director. Detectives say evidence shows Guinard was employed by the foundation when the crimes occurred.

    Background: Boise Police received a report early this morning, from members of the Foundation's Board of Directors. The Foundation provided detectives with evidence reportedly uncovered during internal bookkeeping that showed multiple instances of possible misappropriation of checks beginning in June, 2008. 

    Detectives developed leads from that evidence, questioned, then arrested Guinard this afternoon on the above charges. Guinard was booked into the Ada County Jail.