BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Amanda Rose Gruenwald, 37, was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with nine counts of forgery, one count of misdemeanor theft, and one count of grand theft of more than $20,000.
According to an affidavit from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, between May 26 and August 31 of 2022, Gruenwald was working in the office of a local doctor and is accused of writing nine checks from her employer to herself for a total of $27,000, forging the signature, and depositing the checks in her personal bank account.
Post Miranda, Gruenwald reportedly said the doctor wrote the checks and left them in an envelope at her desk, but the doctor reportedly said that was not true. Gruenwald reportedly admitted depositing the checks into her personal account.
Gruenwald has no local criminal history but has a federal conviction in a 2016 case on a charge of theft of mail matter by an officer or employee; she served two years’ probation. She is being held on $60,000 bail.
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