A Miller's Creek woman has been charged with embezzlement from Carolina West Wireless.

The Ashe Post and Times reports Ashley O. Church, age 27, was arrested on December 9 and charged with 43 felonies after allegedly embezzling more than $400,000 from the company.

West Jefferson Police received a report of fraudulent activity Aug. 29 and worked with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation to investigate.

According to the report Church's alleged activity occurred between June 2016 and August 2019 and included 25 fraudulent transactions totalling $15,583.52 in July and 20 fraudulent transactions for more than $10,982.53 in August.

Church was released from the Ashe County Detention Center Dec. 9 under a $50,000 secured bond.