Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sallisaw Woman Charged With Embezzling

A Sallisaw woman has been charged with two felony counts after reportedly making suspicious purchases at the Sparks Country Store, according to an affidavit filed Aug. 26.

The affidavit shows that Raven Marie Jewell, 22, is being sought on charges of embezzlement and possession of forged notes or instruments.

From June of this year through Aug. 17, Jewell reportedly made several purchases at the Sparks Corner Store north of Sallisaw on an open charge account in the name of Circle D Construction. 

A store employee alerted Circle D’s owner, Joshua Davis, about the suspicious purchases, 37 in all, which totaled $1,369.08.

Davis told police Jewell did not have permission to use the account and never had permission to use it. 

Sparks Corner Store turned over employees’ statements about Jewell’s 37 purchases, which reportedly show that each time Jewell made a purchase, she signed for the transactions with different names.

The store also provided the Sallisaw Police Department with copies of all of Jewell’s receipts and with video footage of the most recent transaction.

The embezzling charge carries a punishment of imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not more than two years or in the county jail for no more than a year, by a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

The second charge, possession of forged notes or instruments, is punishable by imprisonment in the Department of Corrections for no more than two years or in the county jail for no more than one year and a fine of up to $1,000, or both.

Bail for Jewell was set at $5,000.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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