Woman Charged With Stealing $750,000 From Employer 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire woman charged with stealing $750,000 from her Maine-based employer has appeared in federal court in Portland.

Janis Woods of Conway, New Hampshire, a former bookkeeper at a drilling business in the town of Norway, was in court Wednesday to face a bank fraud charge. She did not enter a plea.

Prosecutors say the 65-year-old Woods between 2009 and 2012 wrote 169 checks from Grover Gundrilling’s account to herself by using a stamp of the company’s CEO. Prosecutors say some of that money then went to a pizza parlor in North Conway, New Hampshire, owned by her son.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Woods, who was not arrested, was allowed to remain free on $20,000 bond.

Her lawyer refused comment outside of court.


Information from: Portland Press Herald,