The former office manager of a Warner Robins surgical practice was indicted Wednesday on charges that she embezzled more than $1.2 million from her former employer.
Maria Elizabeth Trenam is accused of embezzling the money from Surgical Associates of Warner Robins from March 31, 2011 to Aug. 11, 2015, according to the federal indictment.
As the officer manager, Trenam had access to banking and financial records of the business, could write checks on business accounts and had access to signature stamps of the doctors, according to the indictment. She also had a business credit card and handled the payroll for employees.
"The doctors trusted (Trenam) to the extent that there was little oversight of her activities as the officer manager," the indictment said.
Trenam also is accused of using the business credit card to make unauthorized purchases and for travel and entertainment.
The alleged unauthorized purchases with the business credit card ranged from the Apple online store and hotel rentals, including from one in Las Vegas, to purchases at a Kroger in Warner Robins. A $600 cash withdrawal with the business card also was among the alleged transactions outlined in the indictment.
In addition, a forfeiture notice was filed in federal court for any property owned by Trenam that may have been obtained with embezzled money.