Bishop woman arrested in embezzlement case

An arrest has been in made in a case involving a employee that allegedly stole money from a business and drew much local interest over the past couple of years.

Dolores Kay Marsh

Dolores Kay Marsh

According to a press release from the Bishop Police Department, Dolores Kay Marsh was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 5 after an almost two-year investigation. The press release states the Bishop Police Department arrested Dolores Kay Marsh for a felony warrant.

The press release continues that the, “Bishop Police Department investigated back in April of 2013, a complaint from Inyo Mono Body shop, where suspected funds had been stolen from the business. The investigation was handled within the Bishop Police department and then turned over to the Office of the Attorney General-State of California for further investigation into the missing funds.

“As a result of the completed investigation, the Office of the Attorney General determined; Dolores Kay Marsh should be charged with stealing in excess of $300,000 from Inyo Mono Body Shop. An arrest warrant was issued by the Office of the Attorney General and Bishop Police Officers acted on the warrant and arrested Marsh early Thursday morning.

“Marsh was transported to the Bishop Police Department, where the bail was set at $50,000 for the felony warrant. The listed
charges within the warrant are: 5 counts of 487 PC-Grand Theft and 5 counts of 471 PC-Forgery: Altering entries in books and
records. Marsh posted bail and was released with a court date.”


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18 Responses to Bishop woman arrested in embezzlement case

  1. Wondering February 16, 2015 at 7:56 am #

    I hope that Inyo County starts punishing some of these embezzlers. Let’s make them pay for taking something that is not theirs…Ugh, just frustrates me! I can’t imagine being the owner of the body shop (Tib), trusting his employee and his “friend”. I hope her husband makes this as right as he can, and sell that huge house they bought and PAY THE MAN BACK!

  2. Badfinger February 14, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    In China she would get the Death Penalty ☺

  3. BIG Rick O'Brien February 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    If she’s like the OTHER embezzlers, she probably dumped a good portion of the 300K into the slots at the Paiute Casino…

    • Indy Resident February 12, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

      Im with Rick…. Anyone want to fess up?… Is she a usual customer of the casino? I go there once every few months for lunch, and I see the same tombstones sitting at the same machines…. sad situation.

      • Desert Tortoise February 17, 2015 at 8:44 am #

        Good luck obtaining evidence. The tribe will claim sovereignty and tell the local LEOs to stuff it (but come back and gamble after your shift is over).

  4. Desert Tortoise February 12, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    I guess the question is, did she spend all that money or stash it away? If the house had $300,000 worth of new stuff, then the hubby should have at least suspected something funny was going on. If she stashed it away, maybe thinking she would ditch the ol’ man when she had enough “saved”, take the money and run (due credits to the Steve Miller Band), I reckon someone could hide that kind of money from an unsuspecting husband. I have to imagine she didn’t put it in a bank because that would have generated an IRS notification. In a lot of households the wife holds the purse strings and a wise husband maybe doesn’t challenge that. Just saying …………..

  5. earl duran February 12, 2015 at 8:06 am #

    Are you telling me that her husband had no idea where all this extra money was coming from? I was born @ night but not last night. The citizens of Inyo county deserve some serious answers.

  6. Indy Resident February 11, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    Isnt this the same woman that stole money from the school system years ago… Now caught stealing money from her long term employer… AND isnt her husband a high ranking officer with the Inyo County Sheriffs? This all seems strange.
    A little too much sweeping under the mat around here!

    • Sam February 12, 2015 at 9:57 am #

      Yes, it is the same woman. Her husband is rumored to be turning in his retirement paperwork. He is with the department but he is no longer high ranking. I just hope everything is going well for the people she took from. I hope they can move on and their business can striver. Over 300K is insanity.

      • Wondering February 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

        Yup! Get him retired before he has to answer to he Inyo Grand Jury and cause grief for the Sheriff. I am betting it is the tip of the iceberg.

  7. Mule Days Fan February 11, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

    Glad to see the next step in the legal process begin. I am curious to see if she takes a plea deal or fights this in court. A lot comes in to play here with her husband in law enforcement. I hope Inyo Mono Body shop has been able to pull out of the mess she left them in; so sad.

  8. High Water February 11, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    Hmmm! Why isn’t husband charged like the other case? Is it because he is a inyo county sheriff?

    • Wondering February 12, 2015 at 9:14 am #

      Maybe he thought she got a 300K raise.

      • Loving this February 12, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

        “Hmmm….this is interesting honey, but when I checked the bank balance, it would appear your raise was more than we thought….”
        I mean, you know Mr. Marsh wasn’t trained as some kind of cop who investigates or anything. So, ya, seems legit to me!

    • Steve February 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

      I’m certain the husband enjoyed the fruits of her labor or her husband was a complete fool.

  9. BIG Rick O'Brien February 11, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    Visit the beautiful Eastern Sierra, known for it’s world class fishing, it’s breath-taking scenery, awesome skiing (when there’s snow) and the #1 destination for up and coming embezzlers.

  10. Tinner February 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    How many similar cases have there been in recent years? I could be wrong but seems a majority of the ACCUSED have been women.

    Benett Kessler often reminded me that people are ACCUSED until proven guilty : )

    • Kj February 11, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

      whats your point?


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