Watertown (WWTI) -- After a nearly year long investigation, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Watertown woman on several charges including Grand Larceny and Falsifying Business Records.
Police say that 47 year old Ingrid Exford was employed as the Office Manager at Nephrology Associates of Watertown, PC. According to investigators, for the previous five years up until February 15th, 2012, Exford allegedly had been falsifying business records to cover her crime of stealing patients insurance co-payments and the unauthorized use of the business credit card for her own personal use in excess of $27,000.
It's also alleged that Exford forged a doctor's signature while using his business credit card for her personal needs.
Exford was arraigned in the Town of Watertown Court on the following charges:
- Falsifying Business Records, 1st degree
- Scheme to Defraud, 1st degree
- Grand Larceny, 3rd degree
- Forgery, 2nd degree
- Identity Theft, 3rd degree
Police say Exford was released on her own recognizance with later scheduled court appearances.