Mohawk employee stole $766,000, Calhoun police say

Mohawk employee stole $766,000, Calhoun police say

October 20th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News
Debora Busby

Debora Busby

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An employee of Mohawk Industries in Calhoun, Ga., has been charged with more than 100 counts of fraud related to the theft of around $766,000, local police said in a news release.

Debora Busby, 54, of Fairmount, Ga., is charged with 51 counts each of financial transaction card fraud and identity fraud, Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss said in the release.

He said the four-month investigation began after employees uncovered discrepancies in several Mohawk accounts.

Detectives examined several hundred documents during the investigation and interviewed numerous people before determining Busby had acted alone in the thefts, Moss said.

"It is alleged that Busby had taken approximately $766,000.00 over a three-year span, and used the money to pay personal bills, take lavish vacations and purchase various items for personal use," Capt. Tony Pyle added.

The sheriff's office said Busby worked in the finance department at Mohawk Industries.

She was arrested Oct. 9 and released Oct. 11 after posting a $60,000 bond. No court date has been set, the sheriff's office said.

This is a developing story.