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La Pine Woman Accused Of Stealing $4,400,000 From Nursery

A La Pine woman who worked for 6 years at the Oregon Pride Nursery near McMinnville has been charged with stealing 4-point-4-million dollars from the company. 61-year-old Jeanna Lee Buxton worked for the nursery from 2013-to 2019. The nursery filed a report of suspected fraud in February after finding suspicious transactions. The company worked with an accounting firm and conducted an extensive audit of their books.  Buxton was arrested Monday and is lodged in the Deschutes County jail with bail set at 200-thousand dollars. Buxton faces 21 counts of aggravated first-degree theft.

 

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