Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Yontz Had Been Accused Of Fraud.(Final)

Byline: Andy Lenderman Journal Staff Writer

Cops Notified Her Morning of Death

The same morning that longtime officer Karen Yontz robbed an Albuquerque bank and was killed by police, she was informed that she was the focus of a criminal investigation.

Yontz was being investigated by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department in connection with identity theft and credit card fraud, Santa Fe Sheriff Greg Solano said.

"Actually, we had just begun the investigation the same day the shooting occurred," Solano said. "... We had notified her that we were investigating it."

Yontz, who worked for the state Attorney General's office, was shot and killed Friday by Albuquerque police after she pointed her service weapon at them, police say. …

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