A 60-year-old Loma woman, charged with embezzling more than $300,000 from the Lower Valley Fire Protection District is free on bond.
Barbara Cowley is charged with felony theft. On Thursday morning, she turned herself in and was released on a $10,000 bond.
Cowley worked for the district for years. She resigned in May 2006.
If convicted, Cowley could face up to 12 years in prison.
We'll have more on this story at noon and 5:30.