FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield woman who faced a felony embezzlement charge was found not guilty Friday after a three-day jury trial.
Ashley M. White used to be the sales manager at a Fairfield retail medical supply store. Her boss discovered in 2010 that $3,000 was missing from where the business stored its cash and checks.
The prosecutor told jurors that the owner confronted White and accused her of the theft and that they made an agreement to keep the police out of the picture if she repaid him. Instead, she disappeared.
White was arrested by Fairfield police in 2012 after they tracked her down using Facebook.
After the testimony of her boss and a former coworker about the three-year-old theft, White took the witness stand and denied being a thief. It took the jury about two hours to agree with her.
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