Woodburn Bookkeeper Arrested For Identity Theft‏

A 37-year old bookkeeper from Woodburn has been arrested and cited for multiple counts of identity theft and computer crimes after deputies completed a 3-month investigation into money missing from her employer.

Jessica Lynn Koch was arrested by Sr. Deputy David Wagner on Wednesday evening. His investigation revealed that starting in 2009, Koch used company funds to pay her personal bills. Koch was the bookkeeper for Bear Electric, 20985 Butteville Road in Donald from 2006 to 2012.

On several occasions, Koch used a company credit card to pay her bills on-line. On other occasions, she added her personal utility bills to the company’s utility bills when she sent in payments, using a company check for the actual payment. Koch left the company employment in June. Thefts from the 3-year period were discovered shortly afterward.

Loss to the company was approximately $3,200.00. Koch had no prior criminal record.

Koch was cited for 31 counts of identity theft, 2 counts of theft 1 and 11 counts of computer crime. She will appear in the Marion County Circuit Court on February 6th.

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