Check Exchange employee charged with stealing more than $100,000

Tressa Tresten
Tressa Tresten

A Lexington woman was arrested Monday on a charge of defrauding her former employer of more than $100,000, according to police.

Tressa Tresten, 44, was charged with felony of theft by deception of more than $10,000 and unlawful access to a computer, police said.

Tresten is accused of printing checks to herself at the Check Exchange on North Broadway, where she had been a longtime employee, according to police. She altered records in Quick Books finance software to conceal the theft, police said.

Detectives said Tresten issued at least 110 checks totaling $108,765 over four years. The money allegedly was used for personal living expenses.

Tresten was taken to the Fayette County jail. Inverstigators are trying to determine whether any other money wasstolen.