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Athens mother & son charged with forging nearly $48,000

ATHENS, TN (WRCB) - An Athens Realty company secretary is fired after investigators say she forged nearly $50,000 in stolen checks. Police say the woman teamed up with her son to pocket the cash from banks across the area.

"She said she just had trust in her employee, and she didn't notice it because she trusted her," said Athens Police Detective Josh Rhodes.

Rhodes said that when the owner of Athens Realty first went to police, she thought she had just a handful of checks missing.

"When she went and spoke with her bank, she was actually missing 63 checks that amounted to $47,000 and some change," Rhodes said.

One of the realty company's secretaries, who had been an employee since July 2005, is accused of pocketing the cash.

Police say Karen Wilson, 56, of Athens worked with her son, Nathaniel Grinter, 32, to cash over 60 checks at banks across the area using forged names. Many of them were cashed at Athens Federal Community Bank.

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