A Cobb Grand Jury on Thursday indicted Patty Holmes, 48, of Mableton for stealing $172,733 over 15 months from HyperbaRXs while she was the payroll manager at the physicians’ business in Marietta.
The indictment alleges that Holmes made 30 advances between September 2010 to December 2011 by adding money to her paychecks while working for the company, according to a news release from Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds.
The stolen money allegedly was then direct-deposited into her personal bank accounts. She is accused of then using her work computer to alter the company’s books to hide the theft.
A grand jury charged Holmes with theft by taking and computer forgery. If convicted of both charges, Holmes could face a maximum of 35 years in prison and a $150,000 fine. The case has been assigned to Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green. No arraignment date has been set.
Holmes was arrested April 26, 2012, and is free on bond.
In a separate case, the grand jury Thursday indicted Annette Evans, 55, of Kennesaw on a charge of theft by taking.
Evans is accused of diverting more than $170,000 from her employer, Thomas Concrete, to her personal accounts between May 2008 and January 2010. She was working as the administrative assistant to the fleet manager at the concrete production company.
If convicted, Evans could face a maximum of 20 years in prison. The case has been assigned to Cobb Superior Court Judge Greg Poole. No arraignment date has been set.
She was arrested on Sept. 21, 2011, and is free on bond.