Former dealership bookkeeper charged with theft

Publish Date: 
Dec 19, 2013

ROSWELL, Ga. – The longtime bookkeeper for a dealership here has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing more than $120,000 from her former employer.

Sean Trawick, general manager of Atlanta Motor World in Roswell, told WSBTV the company's owner started to notice irregularities in the books, and after the bookkeeper went on a medical leave, he said an audit turned up the missing money.

"Things are still being uncovered," he said. "It's a small family-owned business so it has an impact."

Trawick said none of the employees ever suspected the person of theft and were shocked to learn she was allegedly behind it.

"When you're a small business, everybody's close," he said. 

An arrest report said the bookkeeper had been "overpaying herself" since 2009, and later admitted to the theft and promised to repay the money. When she didn't follow through, her bosses turned her in to police. Online records indicate she's free from the Fulton County jail on a $25,000 surety bond.

Posted by Holly Wagner