CLEVELAND -- A Twinsburg couple is accused of stealing more than $460,000 from a Solon construction company during a four-year span.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office announced the couple's involvement in a 91-count indictment Friday. They face charges of theft, receiving stolen property, forgery, money laundering and telecommunications fraud.
Sharon Collier, 53, was the officer manager to Taylored Construction from 2013 to 2017, meaning she had signature authority over the company's financial operations and business accounts.
The prosecutor's office says Collier forged checks, used credit cards and stole money from company loans so that she and her husband, Michael, could travel, pay for a wedding and make student loan payments. Records show they also paid for spa visits, restaurant bills, college tuition and everyday expenses with the money.
More than $45,000 of the stolen funds were withdrawn from a Thistledown Racino ATM. Sharon Collier also allegedly wrote $37,000 in fraudulent payroll checks to her son and gave $200,000 to her twin sister, Sarah Niehoff. Niehoff allegedly deposited the money into her personal bank account in Cincinnati.
The Colliers are scheduled to be arraigned April 10.