McMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A La Pine woman was arrested on charges accusing her of embezzling about $4.4 million from her former employer over six years.
The Oregon Pride Nursery filed a report in February involving suspected fraud, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. The business noted suspicious transactions and conducted an extensive audit, finding suspicious transactions dating back to 2013, KTVZ-TV reported.
It was determined that about $4.4 million had been embezzled by a former employee identified as Jeanna Buxton, the sheriff’s office said.
A Yamhill County grand jury returned an indictment charging 21 counts of first-degree aggravated theft, the agency said.
Members of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Response Team contacted Buxton on Monday at her La Pine home and took her into custody. She was initially booked into the Deschutes County Jail, before being transferred to the Yamhill County Jail in McMinnville.
It wasn’t immediately know if she has an attorney to comment for her.