NEW: Woman Accused Of Embezzling From Harrisonburg Dentist
A Rockingham County grand jury indicted a former employee at a city dental office accused of stealing roughly $130,000 from her employer.
Jeannie Braithwaite, age unknown, of New Market, was indicted Monday on six felony counts of embezzlement.
It’s unclear if she has been arrested.
Following her indictment in Rockingham County Circuit Court, Judge T.J. Wilson scheduled her to appear on June 12 for a pre-trial motions hearing.
Prosecutors say the joint investigation by the Harrisonburg Police Department and Virginia State Police began in June when there were tax irregularities found with the business, owned by Dr. Anna-Marie Boggs.
The investigation led to Braithwaite, who worked as a receptionist, prosecutors say.
Five of the embezzlement counts are related to the business, where Braithwaite worked for roughly two decades.
Braithwaite has been terminated by the employer, sources say.
A sixth felony charge is in connection with the theft of at least $5,000 from a relative of Braithwaite’s who is in a nursing home. Prosecutors say Braithwaite had power of attorney for the relative.
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