LEBANON — A 53-year-old Albany woman was charged with first-degree aggravated theft and two counts of first-degree theft in Linn County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Sherrie Tate was arrested by the Lebanon Police Department at about 10 a.m. Tuesday and lodged at the Linn County Jail until Wednesday.
According to police reports, Tate had been hired by Cascade Mechanical at 1340 Airway Road through a temporary employment agency in November 2017. After six months, she was put on staff as a bookkeeper. On Jan. 26, company officials contacted the police and reported that it had found discrepancies on its bank statements after researching tax documents.
The company staff believed more than $8,000 had been stolen.
After an investigation by the Lebanon Police Department, it is believed some 55 checks had been written fraudulently, amounting to nearly $28,000 in missing funds.