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Former worker suspected of $52K embezzlement

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Police were alerted Sept. 19 that a former employee had embezzled from a business on Medlock Bridge Road.

The firm’s director told police that the business had been contacted by their California office about fraudulent activity in their branch. Once they began investigating, the director said that they found that a former employee had set up a separate PayPal account using their work email. The employee then directed customers to that account when transferring funds. Some of the employees’ records appeared to have forged signatures.

The director told police that so far $52,000 had been embezzled since January 2016 but the ongoing investigation may uncover a higher amount. The employee had been transferred to the California office July 2017 and was fired after the fraudulent activity was discovered.


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