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Accountant accused of stealing $200k from drinks company

An accountant at John Watlings Distillery is accused of embezzling close to $200,000 from the company.

Prosecutors say Tabitha Wells, 39, of Blair Estates, took $198,113.35 by cooking the company’s books between February 11, 2020 and August 19, 2020.

Wells, who is free on $9,900 bail, is accused of stealing money from the drinks company’s Royal Bank of Canada account and the Commonwealth Bank corporate credit card.

Wells, who is represented by Ian Cargill, denied charges of stealing by reason of employment, falsification of accounts and acquisition of the proceeds of criminal conduct.

Wells’ trial is set for April 13, 2021.

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