(KRON) — A Petaluma lady has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement after she allegedly used greater than $150,000 of firm funds on private bills akin to DoorDash and Amazon, the Santa Rosa Police Division mentioned Tuesday.
The corporate in query is a panorama design and building firm in Santa Rosa.
SRPD was notified of the case in July when the corporate employed a brand new bookkeeper who “observed irregularities within the firm’s monetary information,” police mentioned. An additional look revealed a number of unauthorized bank card transactions.
An SRPD investigations staff served search warrants for companies and monetary establishment information. The investigation revealed that the suspect was the corporate’s earlier bookkeeper, Jennifer Sutton, 48.
Police suspect Sutton made the fraudulent costs over a five-year interval. SRPD mentioned she used the bank card for money advances, purchases on Amazon, Google and DoorDash, and to pay for private utilities like water, electrical energy and Web. In complete, the prices added as much as greater than $150,000, police mentioned.
Police served a search warrant at her house on the 1400 block of Dandelion Means in Petaluma and located proof of the embezzlement. She was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement with an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement.