NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Providence woman faces several months behind bars after she admitted to stealing about $26,000 from the Perkiomen Township business for which she worked as controller.
Christina Elizabeth Thomsen, 36, of the 3600 block of Ridge Pike, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court on Friday to seven to 23 months in the county jail after she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking in connection with thefts that occurred between March and June 2015 while she worked for Salter Industries located in Perkiomen Township.
Judge Todd Eisenberg also ordered Thomsen to complete five years of probation following her parole, meaning Thomsen will be under court supervision for about seven years. Thomsen also was ordered to pay $26,097 in restitution to Salter Industries.
An investigation began in October 2015 when a private investigator hired by Salter Industries reported to state police at Skippack that a former employee, Thomsen, stole money from the company, according to a criminal complaint. The stolen money was transferred from the company’s credit card account to two personal credit card accounts held by Thomsen, according to the criminal complaint.
Thomsen, court papers indicate, was terminated by the company in June 2015 after being the controller of the company for about 10 months, according to the arrest affidavit.
State police subsequently interviewed Thomsen about the allegations and initially she denied knowing anything about the thefts, according to court documents.
“She eventually admitted to stealing the…
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