Two Walton Co. Women Charged with Embezzlement

The Walton County Sheriff's Department has arrested two women on embezzlement charges in separate cases.

Forty-one-year-old Laurie Kimbell of Destin is accused of stealing more than $245,000 between 2003 and 2005.

Investigators say Kimbell worked as a bookkeeper for the victim.

She allegedly made unauthorized transactions using forged checks and electronic payments, then disguised the expenditures.

Andrea Hickey of Frankfort, Kentucky faces larceny and forgery charges.

She's accused forging checks and making unauthorized electronic transfers and credit card charges at the business where she worked.

Investigators say Hickey allegedly stole nearly $35,000.