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Police: Woman jailed after stealing $60,000 from employer
Debra Roberson Hensley - photo by Special
    Statesboro Police arrested  a woman Tuesday they said stole more than $60,000 from her employer, a local counselor.
    Debra Roberson Hensley, 41, Willow Lane, is being held without bond at the Bulloch County Jail on charges of first degree forgery (307 counts) and theft by taking (seven counts), said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
    Investigators were notified in September about the forgery of several checks from the business account of Mary Thompson Counseling Services on South Main Street, he said.
     Statesboro Police Officer Phillip A. Conner responded, and after reviewing the case and filing a report he turned the case over to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, he said.
    Thompson told Det. Terry Briley the forgeries had caused a loss of over $60,000. An investigation revealed Hensley was responsible, he said.
    “After a review of documents and other related paperwork provided by the victim, it was determined that (Hensley), an employee of the business, was responsible for the theft and forgeries of the checks in this case,” York said.
    According to Statesboro Police reports, the thefts and forgeries occurred over a period beginning in Jan. 2005 and until Sept. 19, 2008.
    Hensley was arrested Tuesday after being processed at the Statesboro Police Department and then  taken to jail. The case remains under investigation and Hensley did not have a bond as of Thursday evening.
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