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Arrest warrant issued for woman suspected of embezzling money from Camp Fire survivor

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a woman who is suspected of embezzling more than $60,000 from an elderly Camp Fire survivor, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

Brenda Rose Asbury is accused of embezzling a $63,100 insurance payment from a 75-year-old Camp Fire survivor who lost her home in the blaze. The warrant is the result of a 2½-month-long investigation.

Asbury, 29, is wanted for elder abuse, embezzlement and grand theft. Anybody with information can contact Detective Will Brewton at 530-538-7671.

Mack Ervin III covers breaking news and high school sports for The Bee. A journalism student at Sacramento State, he follows auto racing and most other sports.