Woman Charged With Stealing $750,000 From Employer
PORTLAND, Maine — A New Hampshire woman charged with stealing $750,000 from her Maine-based employer has appeared in federal court in Portland.
Janis Woods of Conway, New Hampshire, a former bookkeeper at a drilling business in the town of Norway, was in court Wednesday to face a bank fraud charge. She did not enter a plea.
Prosecutors say the 65-year-old Woods between 2009 and 2012 wrote 169 checks from Grover Gundrilling's account to herself by using a stamp of the company's CEO. Prosecutors say some of that money then went to a pizza parlor in North Conway, New Hampshire, owned by her son.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Woods, who was not arrested, was allowed to remain free on $20,000 bond.
Her lawyer refused comment outside of court.