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Woman allegedly steals $50,000 from auto repair company

A LaGrange woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly taking around $50,000 from Stanford Automotive Repair during about a six-month period. According to LaGrange Police Department Det. Ley Wynne, Sandra Sharples, 40, funneled company money into her own personal account.

Sharples, who worked in the company’s office, also created or altered several square accounts without authorization, Wynne said.

Sharples was caught after the company completed a self-review and noticed the missing money.

“They were doing a review of some of their documents and noticed some discrepancies in some of the deposits and money that should have been coming but was not there,” Wynne said.

According to Troup County Jail arrest/release reports, Sharples was charged with seven counts of theft other and 10 counts of identity fraud. Her bond totaled $117,800.