BY JENNIFER CABRERA
NEWBERRY, Fla. – Sheila Lynn Harrison, 39, was arrested yesterday and charged with stealing $168,984.59 from her employers.
Harrison was the Payroll Supervisor and Office Manager and did the bookkeeping for two companies owned by the victims, and she allegedly paid herself more than the agreed rate, sometimes double and triple payroll payments. She also allegedly paid herself as a contractor 33 times and made $36,815.33 in personal purchases on a company credit card, including divorce costs, gas, dining out, and vacations. The total loss to her employers was $168,984.59.
Harrison has been charged with grand theft over $100,000, fraud over $50,000, and fraudulent use of credit cards. She has no criminal history and was released on her own recognizance.
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