PITTSBURGH The former
human resources manager at United Milwaukee Scrap LLC has been
accused of embezzling $1 million since 2006 to allegedly
support a bingo habit.
Jacqueline Fox, 44, has been
charged with six counts of theft by fraud with a value
exceeding $10,000, according to the criminal complaint filed in
Wisconsin Circuit Court.
Fox was in charge of providing
payroll data for the Milwaukee-based recyclers 150
workers to the chief financial officer, who would sign off on
the reports, according to court documents. Fox then forwarded
the data to a paycheck company, but allegedly included the
names of six former employees and had the payments deposited
into her own account.
An employee erroneously picked
up a direct deposit receipt for $4,370 for a former worker and
returned it to a company executive, when it was discovered that
more than $595,000 in checks had been issued in the
ex-workers name. Fox allegedly stole a total of about $1
Bank records indicate that large
amounts of cash were frequently withdrawn at ATMs in bingo
halls, according to court documents.
A United Milwaukee spokesman
said the company had no comment.
Fox could not be reached for