MLPD works to ID potential embezzlement victims in wake of arrest

MLPD 3-23-10


Susan L. Hicks

MLPD Seeking Assistance in Embezzlement Investigation

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying potential victims of embezzlement.

On Tuesday, May 1, the MLPD initiated an embezzlement investigation when a victim reported that a large sum of money was discovered missing from various personal and corporate accounts that were managed by their bookeeper, Susan L. Hicks.  On May 2, Susan Hicks was arrested and the follow-up investigation revealed that the suspect has at least sixteen additional clients in the Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas.  Hicks was booked at the Mono County Jail for Forgery, Embezzlement, and Grand Theft.

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is trying to determine if there are any other victims.  Anyone who has employed Susan L. Hicks for bookkeeping services is requested to contact Detective Hornbeck or Officer Casabian as soon as possible.

Detective Hornbeck: (760) 934-2011 X17
(760) 914-0707 (cell)
[email protected]

Officer Casabian:     (760) 934-2011 X0
[email protected]

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16 Responses to MLPD works to ID potential embezzlement victims in wake of arrest

  1. mammoth May 10, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I’m saddened to hear of the news, and even more saddened by the comments that were left by “Rob” We are a small community here in Mammoth, and comments like that should not be made. Reach out to her family, be there for her young girls and her husband, where in a time like this they need community to be there for them. Susan has always been a positive person in this community, involved with the schools for as long as I can remember, and always willing to go the extra mile for anyone, as well as her family. This is a tragic situation, and as a small community I hope you can stand strong, and be the support she needs at this time. Keep your negative comments to yourself, considering weight has nothing to do with the position she is in.

    • Benett Kessler May 10, 2012 at 10:52 am #

      “Rob” requested deletion of his comment and it has been. BK

      • Rob May 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

        Benett, I thought I was the only Rob on the site? I never saw the post that was removed and highly doubt I wrote it.

        Jillian Hicks sorry about your mum. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.

        • Benett Kessler May 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

          No, it was not you, Rob. I can vouch for that. In fact he had signed on as Robert. Benett

        • Trouble May 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

          Sorry Rob, I thought it was you. I had the same thing happen signed on under JJ one time. I like my new user name better anyway:)

  2. smalltowngirl May 9, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Im glad you spoke out. You’re a very strong girl, and a beautiful one too. I can’t imagine how hard this is for you and your dad and sister, especially now that it’s in the publics view. I feel for you in this hard time. And Rob, your totally out of line. Susan has been a great member of our community for as long as I can remember, there’s no need for low blows. Please remember, innocent until proven guilty.

  3. Jillian Hicks May 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    It hurts me to look at the comments you wrote about my mom on a publicly viewed website. There is no need for that..yes she has some issues that need to be worked out but talking about her weight? Are you kidding me? Thats really low. You dont know half the struggles we have been through. Please keep to yourself!
    Jillian Hicks
    -Susan Hicks daughter

    • sierragrl May 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

      right on Jillian. I’m sorry that you were the one that had to put him in his place. I feel for you and your family and hope that some good comes of this.

  4. smalltowngirl May 6, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    This is unfortunate. Iv know sue my ENTIRE life. Im shocked and saddened to see this. She was a wonderful mom and a great friend.

  5. cat May 5, 2012 at 10:00 am #


    More likely it would local county time based on the State prisons kicking back prisoners.

  6. Rob May 4, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Just make sure she does state prison time.

    • Trouble May 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

      Rob what part of prison do you believe will help anyone in this matter?

      • Rob May 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

        “IF” there is a conviction prison time helps the victim get over their financial lost. There’s no worse feeling for the victim then to be out the embezzled money and not seeing the convicted do one day behind bars. It happens.

        If there’s no financial lost, no victim, there’s probably no crime. By experience I have more faith in our LEO’s then I do our courts.

    • sierragrl May 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      personally, I like to see people convicted before sentencing…maybe I’m just weird and believe in the American way.

      • SierraFan May 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

        I’m with Sierragrl! She’s been arrested yes but let the system decide if she’s guilty before rushing to for the noose. And perhaps refrain from talking about her weight and personal issues.

  7. sierragrl May 4, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Ugh…Susan seems like a really nice person and a good parent. very sad if this is true.


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