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Woman arrested for allegedly stealing $20 million from employer

Published:Friday | July 10, 2015 | 4:43 PM

A woman has been arrested for allegedly fleecing her employee of more than $20 million over a two year period.

Detectives attached to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch (C-TOC) charged 31-year-old Stacey-Ann Harris of Mount Pleasant district in Chatsworth, Portland, today.

The police say between January 2013 and May 2015, Harris was a supervisor at a gas station in the parish, with responsibility for the daily lodgment of money.

They say an audit was carried out for the same period, which revealed that $20.3 million was missing.

The matter was reportedly raised with Harris, who subsequently resigned from her position and left the island in May 2015.

The police say Harris was apprehended at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Wednesday and taken into custody.

She is to appear before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on July 30.