Police: Woman bilked employment agency of $72K

NORCROSS -- A Norcross woman was jailed this week on charges she bilked her former employer, a Norcross-based temporary employment agency, of more than $70,000.

Jennifer Keen, 35, is charged with theft by taking, credit card fraud and three counts of financial identity fraud.

Keen resigned in July as a branch manager with The Reserves Network, which places temporary employees with companies. She's accused of falsely billing the company of $72,3000 in payroll and pocketing that money.

An investigator with the company called Gwinnett police in July to report that Keen had stolen payments to three employees, who she claimed were working for a lock distributor over the previous year, according to a police report.

"The complainant advised that during this time frame none of (the employees) worked at the company," an officer wrote.

Payments made to employees were loaded onto check cards, which Keen allegedly used to withdraw cash from ATMs.

The issue came to light, the investigator told police, when the lock company was looking into being overbilled for labor.

Keen resigned from the company about a week before the investigator called police, the report states.

Investigators applied for warrants against Keen on Friday. She was arrested Wednesday and remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.


kevin 3 years ago

Pretty smart jailbird if you ask me. What kind of controls does this employment agency have? none? Don't they check billings against something or even all their clients to find out how they liked the person they sent? Must all be part of our public school education system. No one is taught how to deal with real life issues anymore. No more common sense anywhere. I can see why, common sense isn't something taught, but inherited and/or learned from interacting with other people, not digital devices.


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