Ex-Employee Accused of Deleting Financial Records
She also tried to delete the business’ entire financial account but was unsuccessful, Hernando deputies said.
HERNANDO COUNTY – A Weeki Wachee woman has been accused of deleting financial records from a Hernando business after she was terminated, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
Katherine Nicole Gosselin, 31, of Weeki Wachee, was charged with one count of Offenses Against Intellectual Property. She turned herself in to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said that, Aug. 29, Willie McNeal, the CEO of Integrated Support Plus, a Hernando County-based business, terminated Gosselin from her job as administrative assistant.
On Sept. 1, McNeal and other executives discovered that on the evenings of Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, numerous invoices and accounts were deleted from the company’s online accounting software. Business
representatives were able to identify the user account that generated this activity as Gosselin’s access account. The activity occurred without authorization after Gosselin’s termination.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit executed several search warrants, including search warrants on Gosselin’s home and electronic devices.
Based on the search warrants and official business records acquired from the online accounting software companies, deputies said that they discovered Gosselin had accessed and deleted numerous accounts and invoices that were critical for the “efficient and successful operation” of the company.
Gosselin accessed the accounting software more than 150 times from her residence after her termination, and deleted or modified numerous financial records. Deputies said records show that Gosselin also tried to delete the entire business financial account; however, the software required an email confirmation, which was unsuccessful. Because of her termination, Gosselin no longer had access to her business email and was unable to entirely delete the account.
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