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 million.
Bank records indicate that large amounts of cash were frequently withdrawn at ATMs in bingo halls, according to court documents.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 comment.