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Hearing set in embezzlement case

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Shannon Litz / The Record-Courier / Karen Bodden in East Fork Justice Court with her lawyer, Robert Ben Walker of Carson City, on Wednesday.

MINDEN – A preliminary hearing has been set Oct. 13 for Karen Bodden, who is accused of embezzling money from her dead husband.

Bodden, 43, is being held in Douglas County Jail without bail, charged with grand theft, uttering a forged instrument and unlawful use of a credit card.

She was accused of making illegal transactions from Jan. 1 through Aug. 26, the day before her 50-year-old husband Robin Bodden was reported missing by his sister.

Robin Bodden’s body was found by a hiker Sept. 10 near Johnson Lane. Authorities estimated the airline mechanic’s body had been in the wilderness up to three weeks.

The body was identified Monday and authorities said it may take up to two months to determine the cause of death.

Karen Bodden was convicted in 2004 of embezzling $44,000 from the Department of Motor Vehicles, her former employer. She is serving four years probation.

She has not been charged in connection with her husband’s disappearance and death.

Robin Bodden was reported missing Aug. 27 by his sister who lives in Carson City. She told investigators she had not heard from him for 10 days.

Karen Bodden was accused of embezzling money from General Aviation Services, her husband’s business; forging two checks totaling $10,195, and purchasing a $449 generator for her pond business with his credit card eight days after he disappeared.

She is being represented by lawyer Robert Ben Walker of Carson City who defended her in the DMV embezzlement case.

Walker requested the preliminary hearing Wednesday in East Fork Justice Court. Bodden was silent during the brief proceeding.

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