A secretary accused of embezzling a million dollars from her boss is scheduled to make her first court appearance on the charges against her Monday morning.
Jeanette Josey, 50, of Grantsboro, was arrested Friday in Morehead City. Three days earlier, Carteret County lawmen announced they were looking for the woman to charge her with skimming more than a million dollars from her boss over a 17-year period. Josey was a secrerary for Jimmy Gillikin's five businesses in Beaufort.
Lawmen say she used the stolen money to buy property, pay off debt and take exotic vacations.
A woman who is accused of embezzling one million dollars from her employer is now in jail.
On Tuesday Carteret County deputies said they were searching for Jeanette Josey for the thefts. On Friday deputies say Josey was arrested at an undisclosed location. They said due to "privacy issues" they could not release that Morehead City location.
It's a case the Carteret County Sheriffs Department has been working on over the past four months. Josey, who lives in Grantsboro, has worked over the past 17 years as Jimmy Gillikin's secretary for his five businesses in Beaufort.
Authorities say Josey used the money to buy everything from property, exotic vacations and even payed off debts she had. The sheriff's department says they went through over 8,000 checks and thousands of company documents during their investigation all pointing to Josey.
Deputies say Josey was cooperative with investigators during her arrest and was transported to the Carteret County Jail. She remains in jail under a $350,000 bond and must turn over her passport.
Her first court appearance will be Monday morning.
Law enforcement is searching for a woman in the east after they say she embezzled one million dollars over the past 17 years from her employer.
Its a case the Carteret County Sheriffs Department has been working on over the past four months. 50 year old Jeannette Josey of Grantsboro, over the past 17 years, has worked as Jimmy Gillikin's secretary for his five businesses out of Beaufort, all associated with boat repairs or seafood. Deputies say during that time she embezzled more than $1million.
Authorities say Josey used the money to buy everything from property, exotic vacations and even payed off debts she had. The sheriff's department says they went through over 8,000 checks and thousands of company documents during their investigation all pointing to Josey. Its a shock for one Grantsboro resident.
"That's betrayal and that's very bad but I pray whatever comes out of it he gets his money and she be found and be judged according to what she has done," said Yvette Simmons.
We talked to the owner Jimmy Gillikin. He said he was hurt by the situation and would not comment on the case until after it goes to court.
It's being called one of the largest embezzlement case ever investigated by Carteret County detectives and the suspect is not yet behind bars.
Deputies say Jeannette Josey of Grantsboro stole more than a million dollars from her employer over the past seventeen years.
The 50 year old Josey worked as the office manager for five corporations owned by James Gillikin of Beaufort. Those are Gillikin Marine Railways Inc., Morgan Creek Seafood Inc., James T. Gillikin Inc., Trawler Captain Jimmy Inc., and Captain James II, Inc. all located on Old Causeway Rd on Radio Island.
Deputies say the woman embezzled money from legitimate payees in the corporation's general accounts and then converted it for her own use. They say she used corporation funds to pay off loans, debts, obtain property, pay insurance, as well as financing exotic trips and vacations.
They say corporate checks were also stamped with a made up office stamp with one of the five corporation names to make it appear the money was going where it was supposed to go.
The woman has been charged with two counts of felony embezzlement and has been entered into a national tracking system as a wanted person.