The case of Yvette Marie Broussard Booker and Donovan Eugene Booker was brought before Seventh District Court on Friday regarding a $110,000 embezzlement case.
The case stems from January when the Price City Police department began investigating an embezzlement situation involving Bruno Engineering and BODEC, sister companies that provide electrical services.
According to Price City Police, former employee Yvette Booker, 47, formerly of Price and a current resident of Broussard, La. was employed by BODEC from September 2010 until August 2014 and handled accounting procedures for both BODEC and Bruno Engineering. Irregularities in finances had been discovered and an internal audit was then conducted.
A Price City press release stated examination and investigation of the records allegedly confirmed that Booker embezzled in excess of $110,000 from the two companies. Booker allegedly employed several unauthorized methods to steal money from the companies, including misuse of company credit cards, improper and extra electronic thefts from both companies and defeat of sophisticated measures in place designed to defeat theft. She was charged in Seventh District Court with multiple counts of theft and computer crimes.
Donovan Booker, 68, Yvette’s husband, formerly of Price and currently of Broussard, La, allegedly benefited from the proceeds of the thefts and was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, a second degree felony.
Donovan Booker posted his $10,000 bail through a bail bondsman while Yvette posted a $130,000 cash bond. According to Carbon County District Attorney Jeremy Humes, a temporary restraining order had prevented the Bookers from selling their property, namely a house and a car, until the case was resolved. In Friday’s court session, it was decided that the $130,000 cash bond will be used if conviction occurs and restitution is ordered.
A preliminary hearing for the duo is scheduled for August 21.