Police: Woman stole $75K from Winslow employer
WINSLOW – Cheri Figueroa didn’t wait long after landing a new job before she started embezzling from her employer, authorities said.
By the time she was caught, the Vineland woman had swindled the business out of more than $75,000, police said.
Figueroa, 48, of Woodcrest Drive, was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft, forgery and uttering.
Police said she stole the money from Environmental Network Resolutions in two ways: raiding the petty cash fund, and writing 21 fraudulent checks against the business account that she deposited into her personal account.
The crimes began shortly after Figueroa was hired last September as an administrative assistant at ENR, a hazardous waste remediation contractor located on Piney Hollow Road, police said.
In June, an officer manager noticed account discrepancies and contacted the Winslow Police Department. Its investigation determined Figueroa had been stealing checks and cashing them at a local bank, police said.
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