Modesto couple arrested for check forgery after Grass Valley traffic stop
An employee of a Grass Valley-based glass company was arrested Friday for stealing about $18,000 over the course of about three months, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.
The victim, the co-owner of Pro Glass and Mirror, reported the theft on Thursday.
It came to her attention when Rite Aid texted her to let her know a prescription had been filled in her name, which she knew was fraudulent, Royal said.
The company owner reportedly knew that her office manager — Jeanne Marie Schreib, 33, of Colfax — had had substance abuse problems.
“She checked surveillance video and saw her going into a drawer where they kept checks,” Royal said, adding the woman discovered at least one was missing.
After checking with the bank, the owners reportedly found that a number of checks had been used — some had been written for cash and some were written to pay utility and phone bills.
“She wrote herself checks, to the tune of $18,000,” Royal said.
According to Royal, the checks were written between December and March 5.
Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies went to the glass company to contact Schreib, but she had left the business to head home, Royal said.
Deputies contacted her husband at their Colfax residence and he reportedly said she was going to surrender at the county jail.
“She never showed up,” Royal said.
Placer County Sheriff’s deputies eventually located Schreib in Colfax later Friday. She was booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of grand theft, forgery, making a fictitious check, embezzlement and second-degree burglary, and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
“The bail was enhanced due to the nature of the crime and the (possible) availability of cash,” Royal said.
To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-477-4229.
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