Employee arrested for illegally cashing over $20,000 in company checks

Photo provided by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 6:00pm

A Sulphur woman is charged with 59 counts of forgery after she allegedly cashed checks from her employer at various local businesses.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted on August 9 by the employer of the business. The owner learned that there were some major discrepancies for the companies bank account.

Investigators learned that the missing money came from checks that were cashed between May 31, 2013 and July 18, 2013. They believe the company’s bookkeeper, Kari D. Johns, 38, is responsible for cashing those checks.

Johns is accused of forging the owner’s signature on 59 checks, which totaled more than $20,000.

Johns was arrested on Sept. 18 and charged with Forgery (59 counts). She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Her bond was set at $79,000.

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