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(Mountain Home) – A Bull Shoals woman was arrested on felony forgery and theft charges following an investigation initiated on January 22 after a local business reported theft of funds from the business.

45-year-old Tammy Rocheleau of Bull Shoals was arrested Monday and charged with Felony Theft of Property and Felony Forgery.

A report from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office states that employees at Gaston’s Resort discovered that an office employee had used a signature name stamp on checks, which she was not authorized to do. The employee would add or alter different amounts on petty cash tickets, then cash checks to cover those amounts that she used the signature name stamp on. Another employee discovered what had been going on and reported it to the business owner.  They found that this unlawful activity had been taking place since October, 2011.

Rocheleau reportedly admitted to forging the documents and taking around $2170 to cover bills.

She was released on $5,000 bond with an appearance in Circuit Court set for January 31.

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