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A former employee of the St. Helena Ag Boosters embezzled more than $78,000, according to charges from the Napa County District Attorney.

Kelly Aileen Barfield, 32, is charged with two felony counts related to embezzlement. A call late Wednesday afternoon to Barfield seeking a comment was not returned.

The District Attorney's office accused Barfield of embezzling the money over a yearlong period, according to documents filed Tuesday in Napa County Superior Court. The founder of St. Helena Ag Boosters discovered a cashier's check was endorsed by Barfield and deposited into her personal account in March, according to a St. Helena Police Department document filed in court.

Barfield has disappeared from the area and has not even spoken with friends or family, according to court documents, and might be in North Carolina.

Emails sent to the St. Helena Ag Boosters late Wednesday afternoon were not returned. 

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Courtney Teague is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She can be reached at 707-256-2221. You can follow her reporting on Twitter and Facebook, or send her anonymous tip at: