Ex-Red Brick director turns self in at Pitkin County Jail
August 31, 2018
The former executive director of the Red Brick Center of the Arts turned herself in Friday at the Pitkin County Jail after being charged with embezzling nearly $160,000 from the city-owned nonprofit.
That's according to Aspen lawyer Lawson Wills, who said Angie Callen, 37, was booked into the jail Friday before posting a $15,000 bond and being released.
Callen was charged with four felonies earlier this week — theft, committing a computer crime, identity theft and embezzlement of public property — after a nearly yearlong investigation by the District Attorney's Office.
Callen served as executive director of the arts center, which houses several nonprofit organizations, from 2013 to 2017. She allegedly took out small business loans by putting up the Red Brick's financial information, then transferred the money to her personal bank accounts and paid back the loans using Red Brick money, according to court documents.
Callen also allegedly opened a Red Brick credit card she used for personal use, and overpaid herself by thousands in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the documents state.
She is scheduled to appear in Pitkin County District Court Sept. 17.