Accounts Payable Manager accused of theft
Another day, another case of fraud and theft. Today is the turn of 35 year-old Kimberley Kurka who is accused of stealing $141,000 from her Iowa based former employer, a defence attorney, over a two-year period.
Working for the office of Davis Foster, Kurka was in charge of managing the payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and business related to the trust and operating accounts. Thanks to this role, she had access and passwords to all the businesses online accounts and it is alleged that she wrote herself paycheques, inflated her payroll, converted credit card access cheques for the operating account and stole cash payments from clients.
Police and forensic fraud examinations of the office’s accounting records revealed that Kurka was misappropriating funds as early as 2008 and continuing until 2010.
Kurka has now been arrested and faces charges of one count of first-degree theft.