The owner of a Belleville payroll and accounting service embezzled more than $650,000 from an East St. Louis business, according to federal charges.
Beverly A. Paule, who owns SICD Payroll, was formally charged Wednesday with two counts of wire fraud.
Paule took money from the payroll of Medicate Pharmacy in East St. Louis and deposited the money in her own account, charges say. The embezzlement allegedly began in 2010 and continued through March 2017.
Court documents allege Paule used the names and Social Security numbers of Medicate Pharmacy employees to transfer the money into two of her own bank accounts and onto one debit card.