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Woman arrested for defrauding business of $65,835 in paychecks made out to former employee

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kimberly Dawn Price, 36, was arrested yesterday and charged with grand theft and engaging in a scheme to defraud after allegedly filling out timecards for a former employee and then depositing the checks to her own account, for a total of $65,835 over about a year.

The owner of Price’s employer, a home healthcare provider, told Gainesville Police Department (GPD) in September of 2020 that he believed an employee was submitting time sheets for hours and services not worked.

Price, who was the human resources manager of the company, filed a lawsuit against the employer in August of 2021 for unpaid overtime. The owner told GPD that he hadn’t had any suspicions about Price until he had to go through everyone’s time cards and pay stubs in response to the lawsuit. During that process, he checked with his bank to see where the paychecks for the former employee had been deposited and found that most of them had been endorsed by Price, with “parent of minor child” added to the endorsement because the checks weren’t made out to her.

A detective found that the account where the checks were deposited was in Price’s name and that 54 fraudulent checks had been deposited into the account.

Price has been released on $50,000 bail.

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    • Update, after seeing arrest warrant on court records search, the bank that deposited so many fraudulent checks was CAMPUS USA C.U. and the victim-owner’s bank that allowed so many fraudulent withdrawals was B of A. The owner-victim switched to another bank, smart move. But I’d seriously question CAMPUS USA on why they don’t ask for IDs on checks. The same C.U. that wasted members funds in that Jonesville Taj Mahal bldg, is that 1/2 vacant or what?
      Also, the co-defendant is her live-in boyfriend. Culture is the issue here. Nurture, not nature.

  • So sad to see dumb people stealing money from their employer and not having enough sense to know she would eventually get caught. As Oprah Winfrey tells us, “if you own a business, sign your own checks” so that you know what is being paid out!!!

  • Palms of Archer employee was probably stealing from us too smh making people pay $100 extra every month in rent

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