Woman arrested for embezzling more than $140K

Stacie Rosen

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -Deputies in Collier County arrested a woman on Thursday accused of embezzling more than $140,000 from her employer.

Stacie Rosen, 46, is facing charges of grand theft and scheming to defraud, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Rosen was an office manager for Pure Air, and oversaw business accounts and payroll from 2010 until 2014. 

Rosen's crimes were first reported following her departure when her predecessors found numerous discrepancies in her filings, including checks written to herself for false reimbursements.  

"[Rosen] quit, and the new employees came in and realized something was wrong," said Lt. Chad Parker of the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

That's when the financial crimes unit began its investigation, resulting in Rosen's arrest more than three years later.

"We have to subpoena all those bank accounts to track where the stolen money went, who owned the account that it was delivered to, to establish that person did in deed steal the funds," Parker explained.

Records indicate Rosen used company funds to pay off her credit cards, totaling more than $30,000, authorities said.

She's also accused of failing to file payroll taxes on behalf of the company for six quarters.

The owner of Pure Air, Michael Crother, said the money he lost could have put his business under.

Luckily, it didn't, and Rosen's arrest came as a huge relief.  He was worried she'd never be caught.

Rosen was arrested and booked into Naples Jail Center on a $60,000 bond.


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