Employee of Marietta business indicted on racketeering charges
by Hilary Butschek
July 31, 2014 12:18 AM | 4279 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jennifer Ann Broussard
Jennifer Ann Broussard
MARIETTA — An employee of a Marietta business was indicted by a grand jury July 24 on charges of racketeering, theft and computer forgery.

Jennifer Ann Broussard, a 39-year-old woman from Dallas, Ga., is accused of stealing $645,000 from Marietta-based Craftsman Business Interiors, Inc. over a period of seven years.

Broussard was arrested Tuesday in Dallas and booked in the Cobb County jail, where she remains without bond as of Wednesday.

According to the indictment, Broussard stole from the company by making checks out to herself and forging signatures or by taking checks meant for vendors and cashing them for herself. The indictment said Broussard manipulated the company’s records to hide the theft by labeling the checks “automobile expense” in the company’s books.

Cobb police presented the grand jury with a list of 86 checks in amounts varying from $3,000 to $15,000 that they say Broussard took from the company.

Broussard held the titles office manager and project manager during her time at the commercial interior construction business from May 2001 to April 2013. She made a salary of $95,000 a year and was allowed a $450 car expense each month, according to the indictment.

The Cobb grand jury indicted Broussard on one count of theft by taking and one count of computer forgery on each of the checks, which totals to 172 counts. She is also charged with three counts of racketeering. The indictment says she committed these crimes from January 2006 to February 2013.

Craftsman Business Interiors, Inc. did not become aware of the theft until April 2013, according to the indictment.

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