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Bookkeeper charged with theft in Scranton

A woman is accused of stealing approximately $40,000 from a doctor in Lackawanna County.

SCRANTON, Pa. — A bookkeeper has been charged with stealing approximately $40,000 from a doctor in Lackawanna County.

Jessie Hughes of Simpson turned herself in at the Lackawanna County courthouse Monday morning.

A doctor in Scranton notified authorities after he noticed his payments were more than $35,000 lower last year than the year before.

A new bookkeeper discovered Hughes was keeping payments when clients paid in cash.