A 42-year-old Muskego woman is accused of taking more than $28,000 from a New Berlin meat company while working there as a secretary.
Susan Koleta Peavy was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of theft of more than $10,000 from a business. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Feb. 7, a vice-president of Prtizlaff Wholesale Meats Inc., 17025 W. Glendale Drive, New Berlin, got a phone call from China House restaurant in Racine, saying they received a bill for a January order. China House said it paid for the meat bill with cash to the driver and didn't owe what the invoice said.
The report stated the vice-president checked logs and saw the restaurant had indeed paid cash for the delivery to the driver. Peavy handled the billing and when she arrived at work she was confronted about the issue and she admitted to taking the cash, saying she fell behind on her car payment.
Peavy was fired and the company then performed a full audit discovered Peavy took $28,203 from the company, according to the complaint.
Peavy will make her initial apperance in court Nov. 5.