Woman accused of stealing $16,820 from employer

Woman accused of stealing $16,820 from employer

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A woman faces felony theft charges after police say she stole more than $16,000 from her employer.

Craighead County District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause Tuesday to charge Jennifer Lee Wheeler, 62, of Hoxie with theft greater than $5,000.

Wheeler is accused of stealing $16,820 from Magic Touch Corporation between August 2016 and Jan. 10, 2017.

The owner and a bookkeeper discovered at least 20 discrepancies after reviewing the company's books, the initial incident report stated.

Wheeler left the business in the middle of January, claiming she was sick. The owner told police he tried to call her multiple times but said Wheeler would not answer the phone.

On Tuesday she appeared in district court and was charged. She was released from the Craighead County Detention Center a short time later on her own recognizance.

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