LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – A Fredericksburg woman is accused of embezzling more than $255,000 from her employer.
Kelly M. Whitman-Bower, 40, was the executive officer of the Lebanon County Association of Realtors when she embezzled funds between January 2017 and January 2019, the Lebanon County Detective Bureau said in a news release.
Authorities said Whitman-Bower overpaid $69,625 in wages to herself, issued $101,162 in unauthorized checks to herself, and issued $1,250 in unauthorized checks to her family members.
Whitman-Bower also used the association’s credit card to pay for vacations, wedding expenses, hairdressings, and purchases at department and grocery stores, the detective bureau stated.
Authorities allege Whitman-Bower made false entries in the association’s record keeping system to conceal her conduct. She is accused of stealing $255,851.41.
Whitman-Bower surrendered to authorities on Monday. She is charged with felony counts of theft by unlaw taking, theft by deception, and access device fraud.