BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — An employee of a local veterinary office was arrested for stealing more than $11,000 from the clinic by forging checks.
In October, Lee County deputies responded to a fraud report from Fetch Veterinary Group/Palmetto Veterinary Oncology in Bonita Springs.
Economic Crimes detectives conducted an investigation and discovered one of the employees, Matthew Welty wrote himself checks from the clinic that totaled in $11, 515.
Detectives arrested Welty on Thursday, Nov. 18 for Grand Theft and Scheme to Defraud.
“My Economic Crimes detectives arrested this crook after he stole thousands of dollars from a local business that heals sick animals,” Sheriff Carmine Marceno said. “I couldn’t be more proud that my team jumped into action to help this clinic.”