2 people arrested in Clovis accused of embezzling $4M from local ag business


Jon William Schmidt (L) and Deborah Hollis-Coburn (R) are suspected of embezzling $4 million from a local ag business. / Photo: Kern County Sheriff’s Office

CLOVIS, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in Clovis on Tuesday who were wanted for embezzling more than $4 million from a local ag business.

The department said that at around 6 p.m., KCSO detectives located and arrested Jon William Schmidt and Deborah Hollis-Coburn with assistance from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest was the culmination of a three year long investigation by KCSO.

The department said Schmidt and Hollis-Coburn were arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and theft. They are currently in custody in the Fresno County Jail and are awaiting transportation to the Kern County Jail.

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