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ROSEVILLE, CA - A Carmichael married couple was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzling $173,000 from a Roseville Youth Soccer organization.

Christopher L. Sanford and Heather Jo Sanford, both 40, were accused of embezzlement, grand theft and conspiracy, Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther.

Heather Sanford was the treasurer for the soccer club from 2011 to 2012, during which time she is suspected of stealing money from the organization. Gunther said Sanford would write checks from the soccer club's account to her husband Christopher Sanford, who would then make cash withdrawals. Also, Heather Sanford allegedly used the organization's debit card to make personal purchases.

The organization reported Heather Sanford to the police in November. It took police nearly five months to investigate the Sanfords before they were arrested on Wednesday.

Both were booked into Placer County Jail on $173,000 bail.

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