Two Theft From Employer Indictments - Indictment Of Letres Bowen And Jacquelyn Richardson

Posted on 2/8/2010

Defendant: Letres Bowen And Jacquelyn Richardson

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned two indictments, one on Jacquelyn Richardson and the second one on Letres Bowen. O’Brien said “both of these employee theft cases were trusted employees who abused their positions for personal financial gain.”

Letres Bowen has been indicted for one count (F-3) Theft, three counts (F-4) Forgery, and three counts (F-5) Forgery, for a total of seven counts. Letres Bowen was an employee of Huntington National Bank, who worked in the Probate Account Department. Since 2006, Letres is alleged to have been regularly cashing checks for herself instead of depositing them into the intended probate accounts and to have been accessing various probate accounts and doing unauthorized withdrawals for her own personal use, totaling in excess of $109,000. This theft was discovered after a customer contacted the bank and reported that various deposits made were missing.

Jacquelyn Richardson has been indicted for one count (F-4) Theft and one count (F-3) Tampering With Records, for a total of two counts. Between October of 2008 and March of 2009, Jacquelyn Richardson, Human Resources Manager at the Renaissance Hotel at 50 N. 3rd Street in Columbus, is alleged to have manipulated the payroll system and caused numerous illegitimate checks to be issued to herself, all in total was in excess of $61,000. This was discovered when the hotel Director of Finance and Accounting noticed some irregularities in some of their financial statements.