EX-DA Employee Charged With Stealing From Victim’s Fund
Eloise Mireles was employed at the District Attorney’s office for 16 years. In August, she was terminated after investigators uncovered evidence that she was embezzling from the crime victim’s fund created to help victims get back on their feet and receive the damages paid by defendants. On Friday, Mireles and her husband were both taken into custody. Eloise has been accused with embezzling over $200,000 and her husband, Daniel, has been charged with theft of more than $100,000 for his part in the crimes.
Authorities claim that Mireles took more than $232,000 from the fund over a period of several years. The District Attorney has said that repaying the victims who were cheated out of their funds will be his office’s first priority in the case and that enough funds have been recovered to reimburse all of the victims.
Eloise could face anywhere from 5-99 years in prison for her crimes and her husband could be imprisoned for up to ten years. Each of the defendants will face up to $10,000 in fines as well.
As of yet, neither of the Mireles, nor their Houston criminal attorneys, have been available for comment.