Auburn (WSYR-TV) -- A 50-year-old Auburn woman is accused of swindling thousands of dollars from a local business.
Auburn Police say Brenda Kayn – a former employee of BMK Services, CPA -- had been writing and cashing business checks written to her, forging employee signatures on the checks and failing to pay vendors for the past 18 months.
A criminal complaint filed by the business led to a two month long investigation.
The investigation found that additional businesses, which were clients of BMK Services, CPA or Kayn, also appear to have been defrauded. Police say four additional businesses are now listed as victims.
They also believe that more businesses may have been similarly swindled.
Numerous items of evidence were collected during a search of Kayn’s home and the business office of BMK Services, CPA.
Kayn, along with her attorney, turned herself in to police on Thursday.
So far, Kayn has been charged with two counts of identity theft, one count of forgery, one count of grand larceny, one count of scheme to defraud and one count of falsifying business records.
An investigation is ongoing and further charges may be filed, police said. Police are trying to identify additional victims or witnesses. If you have any information that could help in this case, you’re asked to call (315) 258-9880 or 253-3235.