Police: Employee stole funds from association for six years

AUSTIN - Police have charged a woman with felony theft after she allegedly stole more than $68,000 from her employer over a six-year span.

According to an arrest affidavit filed Sept. 14, the executive director of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) contacted police to report the theft. The director told police that the association’s accountant contacted him in February to inform him that Margaret MacDonald, 42, had issued a check from the TVMA’s account to the Internal Revenue Service for more than $3,400.

The affidavit said the director confronted MacDonald, who told him it was a mistake and that she would repay the association. TVMA said they conducted a complete audit of their finances and hired a forensic accounting firm. According to the affidavit, the firm found MacDonald had been issuing association checks for personal expenses beginning in May 2010 and ending in February 2016, totaling $68,483.84.

Online records at the Travis County Jail do not list MacDonald as an inmate as of late Wednesday morning, and no booking photo is available as of this update.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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