Police: Bookkeeper took $63K from Murrysville real estate agency
An Indiana County woman is accused of transferring nearly $63,000 from a Murrysville real estate agency into her personal bank accounts, according to court papers.
Angelica S. Botti, 40, of Robinson, was working as a bookkeeper for Re/Max Heritage when police said the thefts occurred. She is charged with unlawful use of a computer, theft, forgery and money laundering.
Botti was responsible for transferring money from Re/Max accounts into the personal accounts of real estate agents during her time working there between November and July, according to court papers. But when several real estate agents notified Re/Max officials they hadn’t received their money, an investigation began.
Officials said the money later was put into the appropriate accounts, making whole those who were affected.
An audit showed nearly $63,000 that should have been paid to the agents instead was deposited in accounts under Botti’s name at four different banks between May 31 and June 25, according to court papers.
She has repaid $10,000, police said.
Botti was arraigned Friday and is free on recognizance bond. An Aug. 20 preliminary hearing is set. Her attorney declined to comment.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .