A dog-sitter allegedly stole her former employer’s checkbook and wrote 45 checks to herself over several months totaling nearly $160,000, according to court documents.
Vanessa Simon, 21, who now lives in Denver, admitted to the theft when a Pitkin County sheriff’s deputy called her Friday, according to an affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court.
Simon told the deputy she doesn’t have a job and has been paying her bills using her former Aspen employer’s checks, the affidavit states.
“I’m in school and I needed funding,” Simon told the deputy, according to the affidavit. “When asked how she got the checks, Simon told me, ‘I stole them.’”
Simon worked as a dog-sitter for an Aspen resident until she was fired in May. Since then, 45 of the resident’s checks totaling $159,800 were written to Simon and cashed at a bank in Denver, according to the affidavit. Simon was charged with 45 counts of felony forgery and one count of felony theft.
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