SAVANNAH, GA (December 27, 2011): A 35-year-old Savannah woman has been arrested after embezzling more than $17,000 from the company that employed her as a bookkeeper three years ago.


Heather Walker of the 4000 block of Ogeechee Road was arrested last Wednesday by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Financial Crimes detectives on charges of theft by taking, computer theft and four counts of financial transaction card fraud.


She had been employed by S&W Enterprise on West Bay Street between August 2008 and January  2009 when the manager inquired about unauthorized charges on a company credit card. Walker quit without notice the next workday, prompting an investigation.


Detective R.J. Woodberry’s investigation revealed she took cash from company deposits, forged payroll and petty cash checks to herself and made unauthorized charges on the company credit card, totaling $17,544.


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