CUMBERLAND - A Ridgeley resident has been charged with embezzling funds from the Cumberland area business she worked for.

CUMBERLAND - A Ridgeley resident has been charged with embezzling funds from the Cumberland area business she worked for.
According to the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I), investigators began an investigation in mid-September into allegations of embezzlement by a former employee of a local Cumberland area business.
As part of the investigation, investigators reviewed numerous financial documents, bank account records, and text messages. The investigation revealed that the suspect employee could not account for several thousand dollars that was missing from the business.
    As a result, investigators obtained criminal charges for the suspect, 29-year-old Lauren Long, of Ridgeley, charging her with one count of felony theft, and one count of misdemeanor theft.
    On Thursday, Long was served with a criminal summons and is free pending her next court appearance.