Springhill woman arrested for stealing money from employer

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A north Webster Parish resident is behind bars after stealing money from her employer in different ways.

Jeanette Underwood, 25, of the 600 block of 4th St., Springhill, surrendered to Springhill Police. She is charged with monetary instrument abuse, forgery and identity theft. Her bonds total $85,000.

According to police reports, Underwood voluntarily arrived at the Springhill Police Department where, during interview, she admitted to forging documents at her place of employment – a small loan company – on several occasions, using other individuals’ identities for forgery and on several occasions removed cash from the business.

After being questioned for several minutes, Underwood reportedly stated she didn’t want to talk about it any longer, and the interview immediately stopped. She was placed under arrest and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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