Shire Riverview Motel Bookkeeper Accused of Embezzlement

PRESS RELEASE
CASE#: 13WK00578
OFFICER: Chief R. Blish
CONTACT#: 802-457-1420
DATE/TIME: 07/24/2013/ 11:00 hours
LOCATION: Woodstock Police Department
INCIDENT/VIOLATION: Embezzlement/ Uttering a Forged Instrument (107 counts)
ACCUSED: Pamela Smith​
AGE: 56
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Woodstock, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
In April of 2013 the victims reported that Between June of 2007 and April of 2013 they suspected the accused of allegedly Embezzling funds from their business, The Shire Riverview motel, while employed as a book keeper. Investigation revealed that the accused allegedly Embezzled funds in the form of checks, cash and electronic transfers from the victim in excess of $200,000.00 from Shire accounts.
On July 24, 2013 the accused turned herself into the Woodstock Police Department and was processed for the above violations.
COURT ACTION: Cited
COURT DATE: July 25, 2013
COURT: Windsor County

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Molly on July 25, 2013 at 09:27

    Yes, it is expensive; but, so many of these businesses, including the former
    owners of Bentley’s, choose not to hire an outside auditor. That would
    end a lot of these embezzlements.

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  2. Posted by Sophie on July 25, 2013 at 19:23

    Instead of hiring auditor’s (extremely costly) there should be internal controls in place to prevent theft.

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  3. Posted by Molly on July 26, 2013 at 11:46

    Yes, Sophie, a good point on the cost. However, internal controls do not always
    work as they are “internal” and, in many cases, not objective, outside controls.

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