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Windham woman accused of bilking employer

NASHUA — A Windham woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing about $40,000 from a local business, just months after a similar arrest in another community.

Virginia Manro, 50, of 2 Bradford St., has been charged with a felony count of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer in connection with a series of thefts from Certified Automotive Solutions on 240 Main St.

Manro served as the financial and marketing manager for the business from 2008 until earlier this year.

“She was basically in charge of the business payroll,” said Lt. Frank Sullivan of the Nashua Police Department.

According to Sullivan, Manro allegedly cut checks to herself that were larger than what was actually owed to her and then failing to document the additional funds in the financial books.

The offenses occurred throughout a four-year period from 2009 to earlier this year, said Sullivan. The business owner contacted authorities in February after noticing some discrepancies in the company’s accounts, said police.

“She has been terminated from her employment,” Sullivan said of Manro.

Manro was arrested on Tuesday by the department’s Criminal Investigation Division and was released on $30,000 personal recognizance bail. She is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at the 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division.

Manro was arrested this past May on similar charges out of Londonderry. At the time, she was charged with 19 counts of theft from a business in southern New Hampshire.

If convicted of the newest charges, Manro could face up to 15 years in prison, according to police.

In an unrelated case, a Hollis woman was arrested Tuesday for also allegedly stealing from her employer. Nikki Donovan, 24, of 140A Depot Road, allegedly stole more than $1,500 from Gold’s Gym in Nashua where she worked as a member services representative.

According to police, Donovan improperly reported her payroll wages from 2012 to 2013. She was arraigned on Wednesday, and her bail was set at $25,000 cash or surety.

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