A former bookkeeper for a Fairfield County business is facing charges for allegedly stealing nearly $50,000, police said.
Stamford resident Carol Werner, 62, turned herself into police custody on Thursday, Aug. 22, following allegations that she stole nearly $50,000 from a city landscaping business in 2017 and 2018.
Werner was charged with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery. Following her processing, Werner was released and is scheduled to appear in court later this year.
An investigation was launched by police in December last year, when the owner of the landscaping company reported to police that Werner may have taken thousands of dollars from the company before her position as payroll manager and accountant was terminated.
It is alleged that the owner became aware of the stolen funds when he was going over the books and noticed checks made out to someone who wasn’t employed at the landscaping company. Those checks were going to a former employee and deposited into an account Werner controlled.
In total, Wener deposited 27 illegal checks worth $47,725 into the account.
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