JC woman charged with stealing

A Jefferson City woman has been charged with stealing nearly $100,000 from her former employer in September 2011.

Sara Hilavacek, 30, of 2904 Kenborg Hills Road, is charged with one count of felony stealing.

A Jefferson City Police Department statement shows Hilavacek admitted to stealing $98,334.05 from Cowley Distributing, 732 Heisinger Road.

The losses were discovered by an employee who worked in the same area as Hilavacek.

Hilavacek was able to steal the funds by entering her name along with another name and have checks made out.

She would cash the checks into her account at a local bank or give the checks to a friend to cash.

Hilavacek also admitted to using the company’s credit card for personal use.

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