A woman who made fraudulent loans in the names of her company’s customers and then pocketed the cash has been given probation.
The woman, Shannon B. Ericsson, 46, was given a two-year probationary sentence and must pay $3,450 restitution after entering guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley on charges of forgery and theft.
According to McMinnville police investigator Stuart Whitman, Ericsson was an employee of A1 Quick Cash. She had access to the company’s computer system.
Using that access, Ericsson produced a false document naming one of the company’s customers as a borrower of $330. She then forged the name on the document like the woman had taken out a loan and took the money for herself. She repeated the theft again, this time naming another customer and forging his name.
The company conducted an audit which helped catch the woman’s dishonesty.