Employee arrested, investigation finds she stole more than $10,000 from business

Embezzlement arrest in Mccracken County

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - An woman was arrested after a Heartland business suspected that she stole around $40,000.

According to a press release, in Dec. of 2019 the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office began investigating an alleged embezzlement complaint from Four Rivers Harley Davidson.

An investigation showed that General Manager/Chief Financial Officer Marie McGruder of Paducah used the company credit card for personal use.

This was over the course of about two years.

The investigation showed McGruder used the card for items such as vacations, groceries, pet supplies, electronic and other items.

The investigation is ongoing to determine a total loss amount. It has been found, that McGruder charged over $10,000 in unauthorized purchases.

McGruder is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

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