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Woman allegedly behind $250,000 embezzlement ring

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Covington authorities say they have busted an embezzlement ring that netted than $250,000. Six people have been arrested and four more are wanted.

Police say that Tiffany Lee Hewell, 30, was the mastermind behind the alleged check cashing scheme.

Hewell is accused of stealing the money from her employer, Crown Communities in Conyers.

According to Capt. Ken Malcolm of the Covington Police Department, Hewell had access to her employer's checks. Authorities allege that Hewell had nine accomplices cash 192 checks, ranging from $300 to $1500, at a business in Covington.

Hewell is accused of giving her accomplices a portion of the cash. She is suspected of keeping $200,000 of the money, Malcolm said.  

Hewell faces 192 counts of forgery in Covington and 195 counts of theft by taking in Rockdale County.

A friend said that Hewell is a single mother with four children under the age of 10. That friend, who asked not to be identified, said that the children are staying with a grandmother.

Hewell turned herself into authorities and is being held at the Newton County Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

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