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Valdosta woman arrested for turning in false timesheets

Woman wanted for turning in false timesheets arrested
Woman wanted for turning in false timesheets arrested
Posted at 11:03 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 01:25:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A former employee is facing over 70 felony charges after being accused of turning in timesheets for work she did not do.

According to a probable cause document, an officer with the Tallahassee Police Department was called to Nurse Spring, a company that provides nurses and assistants to medical facilities in the area. 

A manager told the officer he discovered that an employee, June Samuel, turned in timesheets for work she did not do. From November 28, 2016 to December 25, 2016, Samuel was supposed to work, but only worked on Dec. 24 and 25.

According to the manager's statements in the probable cause document, Samuel even admitted to him that she had lied, telling him through a text that she would write a statement and make arrangements to pay the money back.

According to the manager, she also told him that she did not forge any other timesheets.

"Originally, the company was not going to prosecute," the investigator wrote, "however, the company discovered Samuel forged other timesheets and was paid for work she did not do."

The company provided the investigator with copies, the forged timesheets totaling 35. All-in-all, Samuel was paid $5,900. 

A manager at another facility also noted that the signatures on the time slips were either spelled incorrectly or weren't staff names at all.  

The manager at Nurse Spring told officers that Samuel was supposed to meet with him, but she never showed up. 

As a result of the initial investigation, a warrant was issued for Samuel's arrest. She was taken into custody on Wednesday. 

She is facing 35 charges of forgery, 35 charges of fraud, and one charge of grand theft $5,000 or more/less than $10,000, all of which are third degree felonies. 

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