Police: Bookkeeper used office credit card to buy $96K in groceries, personal travel

A woman who worked as a bookkeeper for a West Palm Beach construction business is accused of making more than $96,000 in fraudulent charges while using her company’s credit account, police said.

City police say Jessica Erinne Mount, 37, used a company Capital One credit card to buy personal airline tickets, go grocery shopping, and make online purchases.

Investigators report $96,470.32 was charged from October of 2014 until the alleged fraud was discovered in February.

According to police, Mount began working  for GSP Associates in August 2014. The company remodels and rennovates houses, according to its website.

Mount was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday and released Wednesday on $5,000 bail. She faces charges of grand theft and scheme to defraud.

Mount previously had a listed address in Delray Beach, but jail records show her currently calling an address in Hawaii home.

Company officials reported the suspected fraud in February after discovering hundreds of charges made on a card with Mount’s name, police said. The company’s president and founder, Glenn Percy, told officers Mount was not authorized to have or obtain a company credit card, investigators report.

Percy told officers he spoke to Mount about the company card and that she told him  she had her own credit card, but not a company card, according to her arrest report.

Percy said he learned later that Mount used the company’s bank account to pay her credit card bills, police said. A recorded phone conversation provided by the credit card company confirmed that Mount ordered a company card with her name on it, according to police.

Source: http://crime.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/11/29/police-bookkeeper-used-office-credit-card-to-buy-96k-in-groceries-personal-travel/

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