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Bookkeeper for logging firm charged with theft, forgery

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested an Oregon bookkeeper accused of stealing more than $100,000 from a logging firm that employed her.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports 58-year-old Petreena Clow faces felony charges of forgery, theft and identity theft. Her next court appearance is July 10.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that Clow wrote more than 50 unauthorized checks during a scheme that lasted three years.

The business owner contacted the sheriff's office in February, reporting that Clow had been his bookkeeper but was fired after the firm came into financial trouble. He said a new bookkeeper discovered the unauthorized checks.

Clow lives in Crabtree, an unincorporated community east of Albany.

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Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com

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