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Posted: Saturday, May 3, 2014 5:00 pm | Updated: 11:43 am, Tue May 6, 2014.

A Franklin County woman accused of embezzling money from a law firm where she worked is charged in a two-count felony warrant issued this week.

Carolyn Snelling, 28, of the 7000 block of Highway YY, was booked Wednesday on felony stealing and forgery charges and released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Washington Detective Sgt. Steve Sitzes said the charges stem from incidents in which Snelling allegedly took checks while she worked at the Union law firm of Purschke, White, Robinson, Becker and Briegel and used them to purchase various items.

The checks, according to Sitzes, were cashed at the Washington Wal-Mart SuperCenter for food and other merchandise.

He said the purchases began Feb. 1, 2013, and continued until earlier this year when a member of the firm noticed a large amount of checks had been cashed at Wal-Mart.

Police questioned Snelling on April 1 and she admitted to the scheme, Sitzes said.

Sitzes said checks totaling $10,276.68 had been issued during the last year.

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