Self-Storage Employee Charged With Embezzling $65K From Employer

The former business manager of University Self Storage in Pensacola, Fla., was arrested Monday and charged with stealing money from her employer.

The former business manager of a self-storage facility in Pensacola, Fla., was arrested Monday and charged with stealing money from her employer.

Tracie Barrett, 40, is suspected of stealing $65,619 from University Self Storage, 8802 N. Davis Highway. The theft occurred between January 2009 and December 2010, according to a report from the Escambia County Sheriffs Office.

The theft was discovered when the self-storage owner, Wetzel Bias, conducted an audit and found discrepancies between bank statements and internal finance reports.

Bias reported the theft to the Escambia County Sheriffs Office Jan. 5. The charges include larceny and fraud. Barretts bond has been set at $250,000.

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