- Associated Press - Monday, August 7, 2017

EAST NORRITON, Pa. (AP) - The director of human resources for a suburban Philadelphia consulting firm is charged with stealing nearly $1 million from her employer by depositing bogus checks into her personal account.

Christine Cushman, of Douglassville, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and identity theft in the scheme prosecutors say went from May 2015 to this June.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele says HighPoint Solutions was alerted to the thefts after a bank officer noticed very large deposits being made into Cushman’s account.

Officials say 31-year-old Cushman issued payroll checks in the names of four subcontractors who no longer worked with the company and routed them into her account.

They say Cushman, whose job was to review payroll information, made 45 deposits totaling nearly $920,000.

Her lawyer says he’s just getting familiar with the case and can’t comment further.

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