A Lexington woman has been charged with misappropriating funds from the trucking company where she worked as a human resources manager.
Lori M. Caldwell, 39, turned herself in Friday after she was charged with misappropriating more than $200,000 from Southeastern Freight Lines in Lexington, according to Sheriff James R. Metts.
Caldwell was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent involving more than $10,000, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.
For more than four years, Caldwell submitted false expense reports, the departments arrest warrant alleges.
According to Metts, the company entrusted Caldwell to submit advertisements to trade industry magazines to seek applicants for jobs with the company.
Caldwell created false invoices on her company computer, then submitted the invoices for payment, the warrant alleges. Checks totaling more than $284,491 were then deposited into Caldwells personal checking account, and she used the money to pay personal expenses, according to the warrant.
Company officials discovered the misappropriation and called the sheriffs department.
Caldwell posted bond and was released from jail, according to Lexington County Sheriffs Department Maj. John Allard.
Company officials could not immediately be reached for comment.