Woman charged with stealing from employer

Published 3:00 am Friday, August 10, 2018

An Alexander City woman has been charged with stealing over $2,500 from the Troy company that employed her over a three-month period.

Police arrested Mallory Grayson Hester, 34, on one charge of first-degree theft of property and eight counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

“The Troy Police Department received a report from a local business on July 24th about employee theft from the business,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “Investigators were able to determine that the thefts took place over a three-month period while Hester was employed with the company.”

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Barr did not name the business and did not say exactly how much money was stolen from the company, although he confirmed it was over $2,500, marking the crime as first-degree theft of property, a Class B felony.

The eight counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument are all Class C Felonies, each punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison. The Class B Felony is punishable by 10 to 20 years.

Hester was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the Pike County Jail.

She was released Wednesday on $25,000 bond.