Shelton woman charged with stealing from her employer

A Shelton woman faces forgery, computer crimes and larceny charges for allegedly stealing nearly $9,000 from a Bridgeport company for which she worked as a bookkeeper.

A Shelton woman has been charged with second-degree forgery, second-degree computer crimes, and third-degree larceny, according to a Jan. 27 press release from the Bridgeport Police Department.

Bridgeport Det. Frank Podpolucha, who works in the department’s Financial Crimes Unit, secured a warrant for the woman's arrest.

Police: Made four checks out to herself

On Jan. 9, the Bridgeport police received a larceny complaint from Connecticut Tank Removal Inc., a Bridgeport-based business.

Company officials said the woman had issued four business checks valuing $8,812 for her personal benefit, according to police. The woman's job responsibilities included bookkeeping and accounts payable management.

The checks were issued between June and September of last year, police said.

Three of the checks allegedly were made out to herself. With two of those checks, the company’s computer ledger incorrectly showed the check being paid to someone else, according to police.