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Bookkeeper convicted of stealing thousands from Cedarburg realtor sentenced soon

Posted: 9:12 PM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-25 02:12:29Z

A Milwaukee woman who was convicted of a felony for stealing thousands of dollars from a Cedarburg realtor will be sentenced in September.

Tiffany Little was charged with stealing almost $230,000 from her former boss, a local realtor.  She worked as a bookkeeper for Realty Executives in Cedarburg and got caught when a jewelry store called her employer and said Little was trying to buy jewelry with her credit card. 

The criminal complaint said Little fraudulently used the realtors' credit card and forged business checks. She overpaid herself, her daughter and another employee through a paycheck software program.  

Police found Little and another employee who had since quit at Realty Executives after Little was fired.  The business owner told investigators, "all of the files that the defendant kept in the office were not missing."

Detective Ryan Fitting said this wasn't a typical situation.

"To this extent, it's very unusual considering the amount of money we're talking about," said Detective Fitting, Cedarburg Police.

Records showed stealing went on for about a year and a half.

"I just think there's a lot of trust these owners have in their employees as there should be, but it doesn't hurt to just double check and make sure your trust is validated," said Detective Fitting.

Eight of the nine charges against Little were dropped last month.  She was convicted of one felony.  The state is recommending she spent eight years in prison and pay back more than $200,000. Sentencing is scheduled for September.