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POLICE: Employee stole more than $100,000 from family-owned La Grange business

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LA GRANGE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An employee of a family-owned business has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 from her bosses.

La Grange Police detectives investigated for six months. The result is that Tina Bache was picked up by authorities Tuesday morning and indicted by an Oldham County grand jury.

The investigation into Bache started in Nov. 2014.

The owners of Capital Paving in La Grange noticed suspicious checks and called police.

"They happened to go by the bank and pick up the checks and all the canceled checks that were written with the owners' signatures," explained Maj. Bruce Goodfleisch. "And the owners were like, 'We didn't write these checks.'"

Goodfleisch says Bache stole more than $100,000 from the business over the course of a few years.

Bache worked at Capital Paving as a receptionist and bookkeeper. Police say Bache was covering her tracks with one book to the show the bosses and another that had record of the scams.

"Our detectives uncovered the fraudulent transactions through bank records," Goodfleisch told WDRB.

Police say Bache has already spent most of the money she stole.

"She's been writing checks and paying herself two or three times a week, as I understand it," Goodfleisch said. "She's paid for her housing, her utilities, surgeries, her car and purchased thousands of dollars worth of stuff."

Bache was arrested by U.S. marshals and indicted on Tuesday. She's facing several counts of felony theft charges meaning she could serve five-to-10 years in prison.

Capital Paving, the business she was working for and allegedly stealing from, is family owned. It's been serving Oldham County since the 70s.

We briefly spoke to an employee there.

"It's in the hands of the authorities and they'll take care of everything. That's all we have to say," said Suzanne Jackson.

Bache is set for arraignment in Oldham County on June 4. She's being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $5,000 bond.

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