Fargo woman charged with embezzling more than $37,000An arrest warrant has been issued for a Fargo woman accused of embezzling more than $37,000 from a West Fargo transportation company where she worked.
By: Forum News Service,
FARGO – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Fargo woman accused of embezzling more than $37,000 from a West Fargo transportation company where she worked.
Kari Jo Radtke, 50, was charged Monday in Cass County District Court with one count of Class B felony theft of property.
According to court documents, two people at West Fargo-based OLR Transportation told Detective Derek Cruff that Radtke was fired in April after suspicions about her dealing with the company’s finances.
An audit revealed Radtke had tried to hide numerous transactions since November 2011. Twenty-four checks were written, company officials told Cruff, two of them for more than $1,700, continuing until October 2012 and totaling $37,594.33.
A police report says Cruff met with Radtke on Sept. 20 at her new workplace, GMR Trucking and Transport in West Fargo, and that after Cruff showed her copies of the checks, she told him she had been struggling with medical bills and having problems with the residence where her family lived. She expressed regret and indicated she planned to pay back the money, the detective alleges in the report.
A GMR representative said Radtke was no longer employed there.