MODESTO -- A judge on Monday postponed a hearing to reschedule a trial for a former Stanislaus County sheriff's detective accused of four felony charges, including embezzling from the Sheriff's Department and cultivating marijuana.
Defendant Kari Abbey also has been charged with conspiracy to commit unlawful evictions and child endangerment. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and remains free on bail as she awaits her trial.
The embezzlement charge stems from allegations that Abbey spent half of her time at the Sheriff's Department attending to personal business associated with her family's rental properties. A search last year of property Abbey shared with her father yielded a sophisticated marijuana garden and several weapons.