Simi Woman Arrested For $400K Embezzlement

Thursday October 11, 2018

     Updated--Simi Valley police say they arrested a woman for allegedly stealing almost $400,000 from her employer.

   They say that 42-year-old Tara Elaine Nykoluk of Simi Valley worked as a bookkeeper for five years at T&M Plumbing.

   Investigators allege that during that time she was able to "unlawfully steal a large amount of money from the family-owned plumbing company."

   They also allege that she used the money for personal trips, funding events for her children's baseball teams, and other personal items.

   Following a lengthy investigation, police arrested Nykoluk at her Simi home Thursday and she was booked into the Ventura County Jail on six counts of grand theft and one count of computer access fraud.

   According to jail records, Nykoluk posted $50,000 bail and was released pending an October 24th arraignment.