A Chatham woman is accused of defrauding her employer of approximately $334,000 between 2013 and 2015, Chatham-Kent Police Service said Tuesday. Stephanie Bellamy, 38, who is described as an accounting analyst for Dana Canada Corp. of Chatham, has been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000, with 101 counts of forgery; and with 101 counts of uttering a forged document.
Pair allegedly defrauded the company of “a substantial amount of money”
Also charged was Jeffery Bellamy, 45, of the same Chatham address, with one count of fraud over $5,000. Police said they were contacted by Dana Canada Corp. to report an internal theft, telling police an employee had allegedly defrauded the company of “a substantial amount of money.”
Payment to personal accounts
With the cash, police allege the woman purchased money orders and altered the carbon copy to reflect payment to valid vendors. The original copies were made payable to herself or her husband and deposited into their personal accounts, police allege.
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