SHAFTSBURY, Vt., - The woman accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from a Vermont plumbing company is expected back in court Monday.
Lisa Taber, 36, worked as a secretary for Latif Plumbing and Heating, LLC. One of the owners, Donald Latif, said he hadn’t turned a profit in months because Taber allegedly embezzled nearly $50,000 from his business through checks and electronic fund transfers.
Taber worked for him for about a year and a half.
An investigation into the Latifs’ claims showed Taber was hired in January 2013 to perform payroll, quarterly and federal taxes, sending invoices, and paying monthly bills. Taber is accused of stealing $48,000 from the company. The missing money even forced the owners to lay off employees.
Taber’s husband, 40-year-old Jeremy Taber of Shaftsbury, was arrested and charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct by Telephone on Thursday for issuing threats against Latif over the telephone during the investigation.
The investigation into Taber is ongoing, police say more charges could be added.