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Wirtz Employee Stole $1M, Arrested

Wirtz-W-logo-sm.jpgA Wirtz Beverage employee stole more than $1 million from the company over the course of six years. Linda Bessert, 48, worked in the company's Rockford office processing customer payments. Between 2004 and 2010, she embezzled $1,058,293 from those deposits. The company discovered the theft about a year ago and has since been working with authorities. Bessert was arrested this week. [Tribune]