Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Police: St. Pete woman spent $46,000 of company money

PINELLAS PARK — The officer manager of a plumbing contractor was arrested Thursday on allegations that she stole $46,000 from her now ex-employer.

Pinellas Park police arrested Cheryl L. Van Nuil, 43, of 8845 15 Lane N, on a charge of scheme to defraud.

The St. Petersburg woman worked in the office of Sayko Corporation, a commercial plumbing contractor in Pinellas Park, according to an arrest report. That was until Dec. 29, when police said she was fired after her alleged scheme came to light.

According to a police report, Van Nuil illegally accessed the business's bank account and credit cards for her own use. She was also cashing out vacation time she wasn't supposed to have in the first place, police said.

She spent the money on online pet supplies, police said, and on her own personal bills. The alleged scheme ran from September to December.

Police said they verified the transactions through bank account and credit card statements.

A second employee was also fired after a dispute with management over cashed out vacation time, but police don't believe that is related to Van Nuil's alleged activities.

She posted $10,000 bond and was released from the Pinellas County jail on Thursday.

Follow This Just In on Twitter.

Police: St. Pete woman spent $46,000 of company money 01/22/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2010 6:15pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Unemployed with a pre-existing condition, Republican David Jolly came to see Obamacare as 'safety net'


    Former Congressman David Jolly, who ran against Obamacare in 2013, said in an interview Monday night that he now considers it a "safety net."

  2. Five children hospitalized after chlorine release at Tampa pool store


    Five children were sickened at a pool store north of Tampa on Monday after a cloud of chlorine was released, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

  3. Deputies find unidentified decomposing body in Dunedin canal

    Public Safety

    DUNEDIN — Pinellas County sheriff's deputies found an unidentified male body floating in a Dunedin canal Monday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said.

  4. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  5. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108