Texarkana woman arrested for stealing $74,000 from employer

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Texarkana Police arrested a Texarkana woman for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from her employer.

Authorities arrested Latisha Nicole Jenkins, 32, of Texarkana, Texas late last week for felony theft of property after she used a company debit card to make personal purchases totaling more than $74,000. Jenkins was holding the position of Office Manager at Texarkana Parts and Logistics.

According to authorities, in late February, the owner of Texarkana Parts and Logistics reported that he had discovered a shortage in the company’s bank account. He said, upon further investigation, that he had determined that the shortage resulted from numerous fraudulent purchases that had been made with the company’s debit card between July 2014 and February 2016. He said that Jenkins, who worked as his office manager, was the primary user of the debit card.

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According to information released by police, during this period, Jenkins routinely altered the internal company records to hide the fraudulent charges and make them appear to be actual business expenses.

Jenkins was booked into the Bi-State Jail and later released after posting a $20,000 bond.

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