Marie Jenson Charged With Using Company Credit Card For Personal Purchases
An Evansville woman is accused of using a co-worker's company credit card for her own use and altering the books to make it look like it was a business purchase.
Thirty four year old Marie Jenson is facing one charge of grand larceny and one charge of unlawful use of a credit card.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say from April through June, Jenson was working as a receptionist at Mountain West Technologies and was provided with a company credit card number, which belonged to another employee.
Suspicions arose when the other employee tried to make a purchase for the business and the card was declined due to excessive daily use.
Upon checking finances, it was discovered that numerous purchases had been made and a lot of the purchases were sent to Jenson's personal residence.
Police also learned that Jenson had been writing down names and passwords of other employees, so that the purchases could be authorized and an audit showed that entries were added or altered to make the purchases look like business expenses.
It was determined that Jenson took more than $10,000, of which $8,000 of it was made through 120 transactions through amazon.com.
When questioned, Jenson admitted to what she did without authorization, and didn't know why she did it, but she did deny altering the books.
She is free on a $5,000 PR bond, and could face up to 10 years in prison on each charge if convicted.