Brian Varn

The number of embezzlement cases among Fremont County businesses is down some after the county saw a spike between 2007 and 2010. Fremont County Prosecuting Attorney, Brian Varn, says, historically, embezzlement was treated “lightly” and, accordingly, punishments tended to be lenient. Varn met with local businesses to reevaluate that approach, and the county now takes a more aggressive stance in court. Varn says the worst year was 2009, and even then there were cases that weren’t charged. “In discussion with all the local businesses embezzlement is a huge problem.