09/07/2012 04:18 EDT | Updated 11/07/2012 05:12 EST

Stephanie Andrews Fraud Charge: Victoria Hotel Employee Accused Of Stealing $41,000

VICTORIA - A 28-year-old Victoria woman who's accused of stealing $41,000 from a hotel where she worked has been charged with fraud.

Victoria Police say Stephanie Andrews was a financial controller who allegedly diverted funds to a personal account over a period of 13 months starting in May 2010.

Const. Michael Russell says the fraud involves 40 transactions and was uncovered by an audit of the hotel’s financial records, which showed Andrews administered several unusual refunds.

Russell says that even after the fraudulent activity was detected and Andrews was suspended from work, she remotely accessed the company’s accounts and allegedly made more withdrawals.

He says Andrews was arrested on July 24 and subsequently charged.

She is expected to make a court appearance on Nov. 13.