Complaint: Burnsville Woman Stole $183K From Employer
A Burnsville woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing more than $183,000 from the Eagan business where she worked.
Thirty-six-year-old Laura Michelle Schwartz is accused of stealing from a freight brokerage shipping company between June 2007 and July 2011. She's now charged with 10 counts of theft by swindle.
According to a criminal complaint, company officials became suspicious after discovering that invoices from old reconciled and closed accounts were being reopened and paid years later.
A further investigation revealed that Schwartz, who did bookkeeping work for the company, had issued checks to two bank accounts in her name.
Schwartz used the checks to pay for personal items including utilities, legal fees, childcare and automotive expenses, according to the complaint.