Police: Employee steals over $250,000 from East Syracuse business

Kimberlei Senke / photo: DeWitt Police

A bookkeeper at an East Syracuse business is in jail for allegedly stealing from the business she worked at for several years.

DeWitt Police say Kimberlei A. Senke, 43, of Liverpool, worked as an office manager and bookkeeper at Artistry in Wood on 6804 Manlius Center Road. Police say from 2005 through March of 2011 Senke stole more than $260,000 from the business.

Police were alerted to the alleged theft several months ago by the owner of the company, after a discrepancy in his financial records was discovered.

Senke is accused of using a fraudulent credit card in her name on the business credit account to make several purchases. She's also accused of paying herself unauthorized overtime and making multiple fraudulent cash withdrawals from the credit card account. Police say she was able to hide what she was doing by falsifying, deleting and destroying financial records.

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Senke was charged with two counts of grand larceny, one count of falsifying business records and one count of forgery. She was arraigned in the Town of DeWitt Court and remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center on $25,000 bail.