Theft And Tampering With Records Cases

Posted on 6/30/2011

Defendant: Leslie Bishop, Kevin Snodgrass, Mandy Osborne

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned three indictments, one on Leslie Bishop, the second on Kevin Snodgrass, and the third on Mandy Osborn. O’Brien said “all three of these employee theft cases were not desperate people in dire financial straights like we read about every day. They were trusted employees who abused their positions and all three individuals used the money to live above their means.”

Leslie Bishop, age 52, has been indicted for one count (F-3) Theft and one count (F-3) Tampering With Records. Between 1996 and 2010, Bishop, the Corporate Receipts Coordinator for a local business called Restaurant Equippers, located at 635 W. Broad Street, was responsible for preparing the daily cash deposits for pick up by Brinks and entering the deposit information into the company’s computer system. Through the years, Bishop allegedly took over $275,000 from her employer. This was discovered in May, 2010, when the company initiated a new procedure to reconcile the general ledger with the bank statement.

Kevin Snodgrass, age 52, has been indicted for one count (F-4) Theft, one count (F-4) Tampering With Records, and one count (F-4) Misuse of a Credit Card, for a total of three counts. Snodgrass worked as a clerk at the Tile Store on Morse Road. From December 2009 to July 2010, Snodgrass was responsible for using the store register to show merchandise was returned to the store. Snodgrass allegedly processed fraudulent returns onto debit cards for his family. The approximate amount of theft from the company was $30,000. This theft was discovered when the manager discovered return invoices for product that was not in the store.

Mandy Osborne, age 33, has been indicted for one count (F-4) Theft, one count (F-4) Tampering With Records, and two counts (F-5) Forgery, for a total of four counts. Osborne was an Administrative Assistant for a local firm, Property Management Concepts, owned by Nick Panzera of Grandview. From August 2007 to August 2008, Osborne allegedly falsified tenant legers and deposited tenant money orders, intended as rent payments, into her personal account and into her husband’s account. The approximate loss to PMC was $20,000.

“With the economy as it is today, these types of white collar crimes can cripple good businesses along with their employers who follow the law and work hard everyday. Many times these crimes have a ripple effect causing problems with insurance coverage, tax complications, and a loss of valuable work time while the business searches its records” O’Brien said.

Arraignments for all three cases are set for Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street.