Lengby woman accused of embezzling nearly $270,000 from former employer

RED LAKE COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live)- A Lengby woman is behind bars, accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from her former employer in Red Lake County.

Deputies with the Red Lake County Sheriff’s Department say on Wedneday, Chelsie Johnson, 32, was arrested in Fosston and booked in jail for felony theft.

Johnson is accused of embezzling nearly $270,000 from November of 2016 through April of 2019. The criminal complaint says Johnson used company funds without authorization, to make payments on personal credit card accounts.

Johnson made her initial court appearance in Crookston on Friday. Bail was set at $1,500 cash and another hearing was scheduled in Red Lake Falls on June 19th.