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Lawrenceville woman charged with defrauding company of $165,000

SUWANEE -- A Lawrenceville woman is behind bars after police say she bilked her former employer of more than $165,000.

Terri Desvignes is being held without bond on felony charges of first-degree forgery and theft by taking.

Investigators believe Desvignes falsified information within the accounting system of her former employer, Spring Roll LLC, and obtained unauthorized credit cards through the company. Her former boss came forward to Suwanee police last month to report her alleged misdeeds.

Spring Roll, based in Suwanee, provides specialty promotional material and signage to clients that include liquor stores and shoe retailers, according to the company's Web site.

The thefts took place over a period of about 15 months, beginning in August 2008, said Suwanee police spokesman Capt. Clyde Byers.

Investigators have found nearly 800 illegal transactions perpetrated by Desvignes, Byers said.