The previous bookkeeper for a wellness heart in Poulsbo has been accused of embezzling practically $300,000 from the enterprise over the course of two years, in response to courtroom paperwork.
Prosecutors charged 47-year-old Karla Jean Rogers, of North Kitsap, with three counts of first-degree theft – for about $16,000 value of non-public expenses made on a enterprise bank card, about $58,000 in funds moved from a enterprise PayPal account to a private PayPal account and about $54,000 value of wire transfers from a enterprise checking account to a private credit score union account – in Kitsap County Superior Courtroom final week. Rogers has not but made an preliminary courtroom look, in response to courtroom data.
A police investigation into Rogers started in August 2022 after the proprietor of the Acupuncture and Wellness Heart on eighth Avenue in Poulsbo advised police that Rogers, who was the in-house bookkeeper on the enterprise, had not too long ago stop and had embezzled cash from the corporate into her private accounts, in response to courtroom paperwork.
The enterprise proprietor supplied details about account numbers, emails and transactions carried out by Rogers and mentioned that she had entry to all enterprise funds and dealings. A Poulsbo police detective wrote in a report that the proprietor supplied an in depth historical past of fraudulent transactions going again so far as July 2020, and the detective decided that based mostly on the data, Rogers stole a complete of about $293,000 over the course of two years, he wrote. Info gained by way of search warrants for her Gmail, PayPal and Kitsap Credit score Union accounts was additionally used within the investigation.
The detective wrote that Rogers had linked the enterprise’s Capital One bank card to her private Amazon account, the place she made about 230 purchases totaling about $16,000, none of which had been accepted by the proprietor.
Rogers additionally added her private data to an outdated PayPal account that had been linked to the enterprise and used it to switch cash to her personal PayPal account, the detective wrote, noting that originally, 48 transactions totaling about $58,000 have been found.
“As a result of Rogers getting access to the Excel bookkeeping data, she was in a position to disguise the transactions as buyer refunds,” the detective wrote, noting that over the course of greater than a yr, 106 transactions and funds totaling about $193,000 have been transferred from the corporate’s checking account. Moreover, there have been different unauthorized transactions from the outdated PayPal account Rogers had entry to: to her daughter totaling about $300, to a “common card” totaling about $18,000 and to private distributors suspected of being owned by Rogers totaling about $1,000, the detective famous.
The detective additionally wrote that over the last month of her employment, Rogers accessed the enterprise’s Stripe account and transferred funds totaling about $10,000 to private Visa playing cards on six events.
From July 2020 to July 2022, Rogers additionally entered and transacted 57 wire transfers totaling about $54,000 from the enterprise’s Kitsap Checking account to her private Kitsap Credit score Union account, the detective wrote, noting that she disguised the transfers and recorded them in QuickBooks as funds to distributors.