A former employee at Green Acres Kennel in Bangor was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury for allegedly charging more than $15,000 to a company credit card without authorization.
Michelle Harmon, 27, of Bangor was indicted on one count of Class B theft by unauthorized taking, according to the Penobscot County District attorney’s office.
An arraignment date has not been set.
Donald Hanson, co-owner of the kennel located on Union Street, reported the alleged theft to police in March after firing Harmon, Penobscot County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy said Wednesday.
Harmon was hired as a kennel supervisor in October 2013 but allegedly did not start using the credit card for her personal use until early 2017.
Hanson compiled a spreadsheet that listed 492 unauthorized transactions that totaled more than $15,000 for insurance, cell phone service, restaurants and a video streaming service, according to information provided by Almy. The list also included 162 transactions totaling more than $12,500 that may or may not have been legitimate business expenditures. Hanson reported there were 28 authorized charges that totaled about $1,800.
If convicted, Harmon faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. She also could be ordered to pay restitution.