Lisa Montoya, 51, 15093 Highway 67, and Tori Berry, 49, 701 Sink Valley Road, were arrested this week.
The sheriff said the investigation began in January after a former employer of both women discovered a substantial loss of funds to his bank account. Investigators discovered that both women were writing themselves checks from his personal bank account and forging the victim’s name.
Montoya received about $116,268 from the victim’s bank account between November 2015 and February 2018 using a total of 125 checks, Graybeal said. Montoya was indicted on one count of theft over $60,000 and forgery over $60,000. She also faces one count of filing a false police report.
Berry received $10,800 from the victim’s bank account between November 2015 and March 2016. There were a total of 12 checks written by Berry to herself on the victim’s bank account. She faces one count of theft over $10,000 in addition to forgery over $10,000.
Berry was arrested on Monday and later was released from the Washington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond. Montoya was arrested Friday and held on $25,675 bond.
Both women were scheduled to appear July 31 in Washington County Criminal Court.