Woman Arrested for Embezzlement

Wichita Falls, Texas - A woman is facing theft charges after her employer says she wrote 43 checks to herself from the company she worked for, Tran American Court Services, which is located in downtown Wichita Falls..

An arrest affidavit says Leslie Brooke Owen wrote those checks between June and August of this year.

The total amount was $17,473.29. Police say Owen forged the checks.

Owen reportedly told police that she was behind on her bills, and her work hours had been cut, and before she knew it, it was out of control.

Owen is charged with Theft Over $1,500/Under $20,000.

Owen does have a previous conviction for Theft Over $1,500/Under $20,000 as well as six previous convictions for forgery.