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Block Island woman accused of embezzling $187,000

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NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) _ A Block Island woman has been charged with stealing $187,000 from her employer.

Maj. Todd Catlow of the Rhode Island State Police says 32-year-old Sara Sprague Turenne was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on charges of larceny and forgery.

Turenne did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

Catlow says Turenne was the bookkeeper for an excavation and concrete supply company located on Block Island and wrote 92 unauthorized business checks to herself between 2009 and 2013.         

The owner noticed his account was withdrawn in January, and then called police.

She was released on $10,000 personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear in district court again on Aug. 12.

(C) The Associated Press 2014

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