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Former Employee Stole $204K From Dealership

January 25, 2018 0 Comments

A 27-year dealership employee has been arrested after confessing to embezzling more than $200,000 from her former employer.

According to a Richmond-Times Dispatch report, Martha A. Runyon, 63, former office manager at a Virginia Subaru store, has received a lighter sentence for her crimes due to “rare” actions. As the story goes, Runyon reportedly stole a total of $204,601 from her former place of employment between June 2012 and November 2016. After being fired and arrested, Runyon ultimately repaid the entire $204,601, a feat the local judge viewed favorably. Runyon was sentenced to 50 years in prison with 50 years suspended. She will serve 6 months in the county jail.

Runyon reportedly forged checks and signatures, sometimes for over $20,000 each. Runyon’s husband worked for a company that received payments from the dealership, and thus her initial fraud was reportedly more difficult to notice.

As you look at the experience at your store or group when it comes to finding, properly training, and then retaining long-term, trustworthy staff, what have you discovered does and does not lead to success?

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Dave Martinson is a broadcast journalist for DrivingSalesNews. He has a background as a TV News Reporter, Anchor and Producer. He has also worked in Digital Marketing and Human Resources. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Brigham Young University – Idaho. He’s married and originally from the state of Washington. He’s a huge football fan and enjoys the outdoors.