Former employee accused of embezzling $3M from Athens company

An employee at Integrity Foods in Athens allegedly embezzled $3M in payroll money from the company over a period of 6 years. (Source: Google Maps)

Athens-Clarke County police are investigating the alleged embezzlement of more than three million dollars from a Northeast Georgia poultry processing plant. The alleged theft occurred over a six-year period at Integrity Foods in Athens.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that company officials filed a complaint with police on May 22. According to the report, the suspect was fired after the missing money was discovered. The suspect allegedly created false employment records for former employees and had the checks directly deposited into accounts the suspect controlled.

When the alleged scheme was discovered, company officials began monitoring the payroll, which led to the employee’s firing. The newspaper reports that the company provided documents on the transactions and fraudulent records to the police.

No arrests have been made.


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