Automotive employee accused of stealing more than $1 million

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 13:30:12-05

An East Aurora woman stands accused of stealing more than $1 million dollars over the past five years from Towne Automotive in Orchard Park.

Police say Billie Becker, 55, had been using company funds to pay for personal accounts since at least 2012. She had worked for Towne since 2001, serving as controller for the past eight years.

According to detectives, the company became aware of the theft when a credit card company called to ask about a credit card the company was not aware of.

Becker is charged with one count of grand larceny. She is free on $10,000 bail.

Police say the investigation continues and more charges may be filed against Becker and others connected to this case.