Embezzlement Sinks New York PrinterNovember 2010
Jamie Wollens reported to police that one of his employees in the finance department, Leah Etheridge, had stolen the money via phony payroll checks made out to former employees and phantom workers, according to the New York Daily News. Six months after Wollens filed the police report, Etheridge was finally arrested and charged with 99 felony counts of falsifying business records.
In the interim, Wollens’ business went under and he lost his home. However, the district attorney reportedly told Wollens that such cases were not a high priority.
“She was out there, enjoying her life and spending my money,” Wollens told the newspaper.
Etheridge was released without bail and, at press time, a hearing had been set for Nov. 9. PI