FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2012
For More Information, contact:
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Suzanne Webb 334) 242-7351
Jeff Sommer (334) 353-2199
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF FORMER OFFICE
MANAGER FOR FORGERY AND THEFT FROM EMPLOYER
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest
yesterday of a Coosa County woman for forgery and theft from the Elmore County
business where she had been employed. Rebecca Kaye Eller, 32, of Kellyton, formerly
was the office manager for Overhead Door and Fireplace, Inc. in Millbrook. Eller was
arrested by deputies of the Elmore County Sheriff’ Office and taken to the Elmore
County Jail where she was being held on a $25,000 bond.
Attorney General Strange’s Office presented evidence to an Elmore County
grand jury resulting in Eller’s indictment* on April 13. Specifically, the indictment
charges Eller with the following crimes:
One count of first-degree theft of property of checks and/or currency valued at
more than $2,500 from the Overhead Door and Fireplace Inc.;
One count of first-degree theft by deception of checks and/or currency valued at
more than $2,500 from the Overhead Door and Fireplace Inc.; and
Three counts of second-degree forgery of checks from the company.
No further information about the investigation or about Eller’s alleged crimes
other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.
If convicted, Eller faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years of imprisonment
for each count of first-degree theft, which is a class B felony; and one to ten years for
each count of second-degree forgery, which is a class C felony.
Attorney General Strange commended those involved in the investigation and
prosecution of this case, noting in particular Assistant Attorney General Stephanie
Billingslea of the Criminal Trials Division and Special Agents of the Attorney General’s
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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