MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 46-year-old Apple Valley woman allegedly stole nearly $350,000 from the car wash where she worked at between 2008 and 2012.
Connie Marie Rogers has been charged with nine counts of felony theft by swindle, and one count of gross misdemeanor theft by swindle, in connection with the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Paradise Car Wash.READ MORE: Nurse Sues For Emotional Trauma In 2019 Minnetonka Murder-Suicide
According to the criminal complaint, Rogers stole by fraudulently writing excess payroll checks to herself while she was employed as the company controller. When confronted in December 2012 by the manager and owner, she admitted she would issue excess payroll checks to herself and then void the checks so that they would not show up on her W-2 statements.READ MORE: BCA: Officer Use Of Force Under Investigation In Mounds View
To cover up these payments, Rogers said she would transfer money from one account to another in lump sums.MORE NEWS: Man Hurt After Early Morning Shooting In Bemidji Apartment Complex
She claimed she needed the money to help pay health insurance and medical expenses.