Wednesday April 25th, 2018 5:56PM

Sugar Hill woman arrested for using accounting firm to defraud customers

By Brian Stewart Reporter
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A Sugar Hill woman faces a list of charges for allegedly using her accounting firm to defraud customers out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Arlisa Adams Bookman, 43, is accused of using her firm, Bookman Accounting and Tax Services, to steal money from small businesses that hired her for bookkeeping, payroll and tax services, according to Capt. Cass Mooney, Suwanee Police spokesman.

Bookman, whose known victims are in Gwinnett County, is charged with felony charges of theft by taking, identity fraud, computer theft and computer fraud. One of the victims, Suwanee Academy of the Arts, alleged that Bookman stole upwards of $65,000 from the business.

Representatives from the business first notified Suwanee Police on February 24.

"(Bookman) had an office here in Suwanee until January," said Mooney.

At that point, she moved to an office just outside the Suwanee city limits on Buford Highway, according to Det. Dawn Zanglein, then packed up shop again in April.

The company's website, which lists Bookman as the only person on the "Meet the Team" page, is still active, and lists a Sugar Hill address on Cumming Highway as the current location.

Mooney said more victims are likely out there, so the police department's investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has done business with Bookman, or believes they might be a victim, should contact Det. Zanglein at (770) 904-7627.

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