Atascadero woman arraigned on 58 felony counts of embezzlement, grand theft, and insurance fraud in excess of $500,000 in total losses to the many victims
Author: District Attorney
7/19/2022 4:40:50 PM
Marissa Nicole Hudson (35) of Atascadero was arraigned in court for 58 criminal counts involving theft and embezzlement from numerous business clients. Hudson was released from custody on bail and ordered to return to court on September 14, 2022.
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Marissa Nicole Hudson (DOB 11/04/1986), age 35, has been charged with 56 counts of felony embezzlement, one count of grand theft, and one count of felony insurance fraud. The complaint in this matter alleges that the embezzlement and grand theft charges occurred between February 2019 and May 2022 and involves 32 separate victims.
The complaint further alleges that Hudson stole a total of more than $500,000 from her victims. The thefts are alleged to have occurred while Hudson was managing long-term property rentals and involved withholding rental security deposits and rental income. She was working at Seaside Real Estate and Property Management in Morro Bay.
On July 17, 2022, Hudson entered a plea of not guilty to the charges in the complaint and has been released after posting a $500,000 bail bond. Her next hearing date will be September 14, 2022, in Department 8 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court.
It is important to note that a criminal complaint contains charges that must be proven in a court of law by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
A copy of the charging document can be found here. A copy of the defendant’s booking photo can be found here.
Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5819 with any questions.
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