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

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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 Sheriff’s 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 Sheriff’s Office Jan. 5. The charges include larceny and fraud. Barrett’s bond has been set at $250,000.

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