Woman accused of stealing over $350,000 in Maryland

Woman accused of stealing over $350,000 in Maryland

Working for someone else, you know that if you’re granted access to company credit cards or bank accounts that you can’t use them for your own personal gain. Sometimes, you are granted permission to do so or to use the accounts to make purchases for events or activities at work. In some cases, being accused of stealing money is a mistake, and that means you have the right to protect your good name.

This recent news story describes a similar situation. A woman from Chester has been charged with a felony for a large-scale theft scheme, according to a report from Dec. 14. The woman, a 67-year-old, has been accused of stealing over $350,000 from the business where she was employed as an office manager. She had worked at the company for seven years.

The woman, who was arrested, faces several charges for the alleged thefts. She faces three counts of theft scheme over $500, six counts of theft of $10,000 to less than $100,000, and theft scheme in excess of $100,000. Each one of those charges is a felony, with the theft in excess of $100,000 being the most serious of the crimes.

The woman has been accused of using her company credit card to make personal transactions. She is also accused of manipulating the business’s checkbook, using her know-how to cover up the transactions and to make them look like official business purchases.

If you’ve been accused in a situation like this one, it’s important to get help. Felonies have major consequences and sentences that can result in prison time, so defending yourself is vital.

Source: The Star Democrat, “Chester woman charged with felony theft” Angela Price, Dec. 14, 2014

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