SOUTHINGTON, CT — The 36-year-old former human resources director of a Southington garden center and landscaping business is facing several charges related to a $78,000-plus embezzlement investigation, police said Thursday.
Southington police began investigating the case on Sept. 20, when a local business, Winterberry Gardens, alerted authorities to several “financial discrepancies” related to a credit card used by the business and assigned to the human resources manager, Charles Allen, according to a report.
According to a report issued by police Thursday, financial statements dating from June 19, 2019 back to Oct. 3, 2017 showed a total of $78,150 in unauthorized charges.
In one instance, Allen filled out fraudulent invoices for an federal Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration training course in the amount of $3,o00, according to a report.
The business also reported that 11 charges, in large amounts, were sent to squareup.com, an account Allen had set up to route