Herkimer County woman accused of stealing over $50k from former employer

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A Herkimer County has been arrested for allegedly stealing over $16,000 from her former employer, State Police say. 

According to State Police, 51-year-old Debra Claus was a former secretary and bookkeeper for Peter Smith Trucking when she allegedly stole $50,000 from them. 

Troopers say she cashed business checks and deposited them into her personal account.

Claus was sent to the Herkimer County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,0000 bond.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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