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Cherokee Village woman arrested for theft

Sherrie Lynn Herlein







On June 30th, 2011, Sherrie Lynn Herlein age 52 of Cherokee Village was arrested after an investigation was completed by Special Agent Wendel Jines of the Arkansas State Police. According to the affidavit filed against Ms. Herlein, She was employed in 2009 by Towbrake LLC in Hardy, Ar. to manage the company's business office. The company later moved to a business location in Highland, Ar in 2011. According to compnay records, and Herlein's personal banking records, begining in July of 2010, Herlein began a scheme in which she issued herself duplicate and excessive overpayments in her weekly payroll. From July 2010 to April 2011, Herlein issued herself checks, and made computer payroll transactions totalling $9,026.19 in fraudulent overpayments. Also company banking records reflected Herlein used the company banking account to pay her personal utility bill. The Banking records also revealed numerous questionable transactions made by Herlein. Ms. Herlein was also charged with damaging the business' computer by deleting files. Ms. Herlein was arrested for felony theft a class B felony and unlawful act regarding a computer a class C felony. Ms. Herlien posted a $5,000.00 bond and was released pending trial.

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