BOUNTIFUL -- A 54-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after using the checks of her employer to pay her own bills, police said.
Laurie Turner Covert, of Bountiful, was booked in Davis County Jail without bail on 13 counts of forgery, 13 counts of theft and one count of impersonating another person. Bountiful police arrested her on Wednesday.
Police Lt. Ed Biehler said Covert worked as a housekeeper for an elderly woman in the Bountiful area for the last several months.
When the victim balanced her checkbook, she noticed there were checks written for utility bills that were not hers.
Covert "had taken the woman's checks and forged them," Biehler said.
The amount came to more than $1,000, he said.
According to the court website, Covert had pleaded guilty on March 4, 2010, in 2nd District Court to a third-degree felony retail theft. She was serving a three-year probation for that charge. She had been sentenced in April 2010 when the judge suspended a sentence of up to five years in the Utah State Prison in lieu of probation. She also had to serve one month in the Davis County Jail as part of her probation.
She was last in court in June for a hearing to review her payment schedule of fines.