Greensboro woman stole $880k, gets 15 years for embezzlement

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison on embezzlement charges after she allegedly stole $880,000 from a local drug store.

The Greensboro News & Record is reporting Elkins was a former bookkeeper at Brown-Gardiner Drug Co., a drug store and soda fountain at 2101 N. Elm St.

According to the paper, she was accused of writing out checks to cash and keeping the shop’s state sales and use taxes instead of sending the funds to Raleigh.

Susan Caviness, the company’s current bookkeeper, said Elkins’ wrongdoing dates back to 2005. The bookeeping inconsistencies were first discovered in 2010.

Elkins pleaded guilty to six counts of embezzlement and taking property under false pretense and was sentenced to 15 years, according to the paper.

Source: Greensboro News & Record