An Andover woman has been charged with seven counts of felony theft-by swindle after she allegedly racked up nearly a million dollars on a company credit card.
Kathryn L. Gilgenbach, 48, is accused of using a company credit card while she was an employee of Mobility Sales and Rentals in Roseville between 2006 and 2019, for whom she was in charge of accounts receivable, payroll and human resources.
Gilgenbach and her boss were the only two people with access to a company credit card that her employer told her to close in 2009. According to a criminal complaint, the boss thought the card had been closed, though Gilgenbach is accused of using the account for personal use for more than a decade.
Her employer had no idea she had kept the card active until a merger revealed that the card was still active and being used by Gilgenbach, who continued to use the card even after she was no longer with the company.
The criminal complaint states that Gilgenbach directed statements to be sent to her home. Payments to cover the non-corporate expenses that she racked up were paid electronically through the company's bank account.
In all, Gilgenbach is accused of using the card on $930,230,93-worth of personal expenses. She spent more than $60,000 in a period from February-July in 2016, including payments to restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, salon services, tanning, airline tickets and to a hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
She's accused of racking up a further $68,000 in personal items between August 2016 and January 2017, followed by another $73,000 in the first half of 2017 that included family members traveling to New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
In a six-month period from late 2017 to early 2018 she is accused of spending another $59,000. The next six months she charged $91,000 to the credit card, including payments to a pet hospital, airline tickets and an AirBnB rental in California. A further $90,000 was charged for personal items from August 2018 through the the middle of 2019.
Many of her charges to the card, according to the complaint, were for gas stations, groceries, salon visits, tanning, restaurants, travel and video games.