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Update: Ex-employee accused of swindling $350K admits why she did it

June 5, 2013

APPLE VALLEY, MN — A woman who was employeed at the Paradise Car Wash here and has been accused of swindling the carwash out of $334,000, has given her excuse as to why she did it, the Star Tribune reported.

The June 4 story said Connie Rogers, 46, who has been charged with "nine counts of felony theft by swindle," said she did it pay for her health insurance and to pay her medical bills.

A criminal complaint stated that Rogers is accused of writing excess payroll checks to herself between 2008 and 2012.

Manager who stole $60K says she's sorry

When the carwash's manager confronted Rogers, she admitted to writing the checks, and then voiding them so they would not appear on her W-2 statements.

The article reported that Rogers was convicted in 2005 of misdemeanor unemployment fraud. Today, she is free on bail pending a court appearance in three weeks.

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