April court date set for McKenzie

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The first hearing in an embezzlement case involving two local non-profit organizations is set for April 23.

Robin M. McKenzie, 36, is due to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on April 23, court documents state. McKenzie is alleged to have embezzled funds from the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition and Moffat County Partners. She was charged by the District Attorney's office with felony and misdemeanor theft Wednesday after her arrest Tuesday evening.

According to court documents, McKenzie was still seeking legal counsel when she appeared Wednesday afternoon for an advisement hearing.

McKenzie served as executive director of the dental coalition from its organization as an independent non-profit in 2000 until her resignation in March. During her term as executive director, she is alleged to have embezzled more then $30,000.

McKenzie joined Partners on Feb. 20 as an employee and is alleged to have embezzled $346 over a five-week span.

The Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition was created by the Craig office of the Visiting Nurse Association in 1997 in an effort to bring dental care to families who could not afford dental insurance. The program became an independent non-profit organization in June 2000.

Moffat County Partners is a youth-mentoring program that has been in existence since 1998.

McKenzie is being held in the Moffat County Public Safety Center jail on a $20,000 bond.

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