Police: Woman embezzled $190,000 from Meridian medical office
Photo: Image by Ada County Sheriff's Office
A Florida woman is charged with felony grand larceny, after police say she embezzled some $190,000 for her employer.
Gricelda O’Connell, 37, of Seminole, Florida, surrendered to authorities and was booked into the Ada County Jail about 11 p.m. Monday.
Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea said a routine financial assessment of the medical office’s records showed that O’Connell “had been overpaying herself and writing checks from the office’s account to make personal credit card payments.”
Basterrechea would not disclose the medical office where O’Connell was employed. He would only say the office is located off Eagle Road.
Basterrechea said O’Connell was terminated by her employer following discovery of the embezzlement. Police were then notified and “we began following the paper trail,” Basterrechea said.
The investigation is continuing.
(Photo courtesy Ada County Sheriff's Office)