A Kingsland woman was charged with four counts of Theft by Taking and one count of Financial Transaction Fraud from her employer in St. Marys.
The investigation was launched on July 13 against Regina Dennison when her employer, Lang’s Marina, reported the theft to authorities. The bank contacted Lang’s Marina and said that Dennison had been depositing multiple checks from Lang’s into her personal account.
Dennison worked for Lang’s Marina since December of 2017. Prior to that time, Dennison was a waitress at Lang’s Seafood for about 6 years.
According to investigators, Dennison had deposited a number of checks from Lang’s Seafood Inc., Lang’s Seafood, and East Marina. Additionally, Dennison used the business’ credit card to purchase a diamond ring without permission online.
Camden County Sheriff’s Office investigators were able to identify enough theft and fraud charges to arrest Dennison on August 7.
According to the investigator’s report, Dennison’s four theft and one credit card fraud transactions totaled to $13,828.23.
- Check 1 – $2,393.63
- Check 2- $4,472.00
- Check 3 – $1797.60
- Check 4 – $2,495.00
- Credit Card – $2,670.00
Dennison confessed to investigators of taking an unknown amount from her employer and admitted to making out checks to vendors from her employer’s checking account along with buying the diamond ring with the credit card.
Dennison stated she had debts to pay, and received many calls from creditors. Dennison was not able to explain when the embezzlement started, according to the investigator’s report.
Camden County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by a detective from the National Park Service Special Agents Division. Such special agents assist investigations affecting the National Park Service.
Several sources close to the investigation have told AllOnGeorgia-Camden that more money totaling over $150,000 cannot be accounted for at this time ; more charges are forthcoming against Dennison. It is not known how the National Park Service has been impacted by Dennison’s theft at this time.
Dennison’s bond hearing was on Friday (Aug 10), and she bonded out the same day with a total bond amount of $41,250.
Local and federal agents are continuing their investigation into Dennison’s theft. AllOnGeorgia will continue to follow this developing story.
Dennison’s age was not given on the investigator’s report.