Woman arrested in theft, financial identity fraud case

Woman arrested in theft, financial identity fraud case
Laura Oglesby of Lafe was arrested on suspicion of theft $25,000 or more and financial identity fraud after an investigation by Jonesboro police. (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Greene County woman now faces felony charges after authorities say she stole money from an area business, Jonesboro police said Wednesday.

Laura Oglesby of Lafe was arrested on suspicion of theft $25,000 or more and financial identity fraud after an investigation by Jonesboro police.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the owner of the Auto Doctor filed a police report in July 2015 about a theft from his business checking account.

“He stated that his bookkeeper called him recently and informed him that there were credit cards being paid from the business account,” the affidavit noted. “To date, it appears that about $28,000 in unauthorized payments have been made on the following credit cards: Comenity One, Cabelas, Capital One, Credit One, Chase and Bank of America.”

The owner told police that he did not own any of the cards and had not given anyone authorization to make these card payments, police said in the affidavit.

Oglesby was hired by the company in 2014 and worked as a bookkeeper for about six weeks before she was terminated, police also said in the affidavit.

A $10,000 cash/surety bond was set Wednesday by District Judge Tommy Fowler for Oglesby, who will appear in circuit court Jan. 31.

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