Monday, March 22, 2010

Former Georgia Bookkeeper Arrested & Charged In Possible $850K Embezzlement Case

Kimberly Denise Brown of Locust Grove, Georgia, was arrested last week and charged with eight counts of forgery and fraud in connection with the alleged embezzlement of as much as $850,000, from Norcross-based Atrium Foliage where she had been employed as a bookkeeper, according to an article published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today (read the story here). According to police investigators, Brown used "a combination of forged checks and letters, secret payroll payments and unauthorized use of credit cards, blank checks and other measures to steal at least $95,577," according to the article. Brown's scheme allegedly spanned an 18 month period, according to Robert Albright and Kathy Lang Albright, owners of Atrium Foliage. They reportedly had to lay off about 20 employees as a result of Brown's actions.

Note: Your humble correspondent is quoted throughout the article regarding the nature of embezzlement today.

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