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Amsterdam woman allegedly embezzled $50,000 from employer

Amsterdam woman allegedly embezzled $50,000 from employer

A woman who worked at an Amsterdam beer distributorship has been accused of skimming more than $50,0

A woman who worked at an Amsterdam beer distributorship has been accused of skimming more than $50,000 from the company over a five-year period, police said.

Theresa A. Carter, 51, of Amsterdam, turned herself into state police this morning. She was arraigned and ordered held on $5,000 bail.

She faces one count of second-degree grand larceny, a felony, accused of taking more than $50,000 from beer distributorship Bartyzel Incorporated in Amsterdam, police said.

Carter worked at the company as one of several people who would receive cash and checks from drivers and then turn that money in for deposit, state police spokesman Mark Cepiel said.

She is accused of not properly accounting for the money and pocketing a portion, Cepiel said.

The alleged thefts were discovered last fall by the company through an internal audit, Cepiel said. The company turned the information over to the state policer.

The investigation is continuing and the total amount allegedly taken is still being calculated, Cepiel said.

A representative of the company could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.

Carter is to return to court Feb. 13.

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