An Orange County woman who worked as a bookkeeper for a Tappan carpet business is charged with stealing more than $56,000 from the business over two years, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.
Erica Sanford, 35, of 235 Park Terrace Road, Monroe, was charged with second-degree grand larceny after an investigation by Orangetown Police detectives and the Special Investigations Unit of the District Attorney's Office. Zugibe said Sanford worked for Tri-State Carpet Connections and made numerous electronic withdrawals and unauthorized transfers from the company's account to pay her personal MasterCard account.
Zugibe said the thefts, from June 2010 to September 2012, were discovered by the business owner, who then contacted Orangetown Police.
Sanford was arrested and arraigned in Orangetown Town Court in Orangeburg. She was released pending a Jan. 23, 2013, hearining.