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Apartment mgr. charged with felony theft

May 11, 2009 6:22:41 PM PDT
Constance Brooks is accused of taking over $46,000 from her former employerNew Castle County Police have arrested 41-year-old Constance Brooks. She has been charged with felony theft after taking over $46,000 from her former employer.

On Monday Brooks turned herself in following a lengthy investigation involving her former employer, Christiana Properties. Police were contacted in September by Christiana Properties who suspected Brooks of altering monthly rental payments. After an internal investigation the company believed Brooks had taken approximately $10,000 since the summer of 2007.

Through months of investigation detectives learned the length and the amount of money had far exceeded what was originally believed. The investigation led to the discovery of hundreds of money orders, totaling over $46,000 were deposited into the personal bank account of Brooks.

Brooks was arraigned and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

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