By Conrad Dudderar
A former Yukon convenience store worker faces prison time for allegedly embezzling more than $7,000 from the business.
El Reno’s Stephannie Louise Myers, 41, was charged Jan. 9 in Canadian County District Court with embezzlement. The felony crime is punishable by up to five years in state prison, a maximum $5,000 fine and restitution.
Yukon Police investigated the alleged crime, which was reported between Dec. 21 and Jan. 2.
Assistant District Attorney Walter Mengden alleges Myers fraudulently appropriated the sum of $7,439 from Murphy’s USA, 1308 Garth Brooks Blvd.
The allegations against Myers are detailed in a probable cause affidavit signed by Yukon police officer Gabriel Grulkey.
The officer was dispatched at 11:41 a.m. Jan. 5 to the Yukon Murphy’s USA on the reported embezzlement.
The district manager told Grulkey that employee Myers had taken “money from the deposits to the bank at the end of the day several different times, was falsifying paperwork entries on the daily reports for the business, and forged signatures on deposit slips,” according to the court affidavit.
The district manager had photographs and video evidence that allegedly identified Myers as the culprit.
HEARING SET JAN. 25
The El Reno woman was arrested at 12:34 p.m. Jan. 5 and taken to the Yukon City Jail.
Myers was later transferred to the Canadian County Jail, where she was booked at 5:59 p.m. on a complaint of embezzlement of property.
A preliminary hearing conference is set Wednesday, Jan. 25 before Canadian County Special Judge David Halley.