Bookkeeper arrested for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from employer

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A bookkeeper has turned herself in after investigated learned she had been stealing money from her employer.

According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, Kimberly Weaver was arrested on a warrant for grand theft March 8 after an almost year-long investigation. The investigation began in May 2018 when an employer reported that he believed his bookkeeper Weaver had been taking money from his business account.

Weaver said in a written statement the business owner allowed her to purchase non-business goods from the account, but she was not able to provide proof.

Without consulting the business owner, Weaver began withdrawing money from the business account and provided a statement as to why she was withdrawing the money, “I also feel the expenses should be paid because the accounting rate being paid during the term of work was well below the Fair Market Wage for the same type work.”

Weaver was arrested and released on $10,000 bond.