Location: Best Agro Marketing, Traver

Incident Date: 1/7/2020

Case Number: 19-12022

City: Traver

Posted by: Media Relations

Vice President of Local Ag Company Arrested at her Vacation Home for Embezzling More Than $300,000

On 09-23-19, the TCSO AG Unit responded to a call for someone embezzling money from Best Agri Marketing along Highway 99 in Traver.

The victim said the company’s Vice President of 19 years, Denise Franks, had embezzled more than $330,000.000 over the last four years.  

After a three-month investigation, the Ag Unit served a search warrant at Franks’ home on 1/7/2020. However, she was at her vacation home in Morro Bay at the time. With help from the Morro Bay Police Department, Franks was detained at the home in Morro Bay. TCSO Ag Detectives went to Morro Bay and arrested Franks for Embezzlement, Grand Theft and Identity Theft. She was taken back to Tulare County and booked into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility. Her bail is set at $75,000.00.
Anyone with more information is urged to contact Detective A. Ellis with the TCSO Ag Crimes Unit at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.