On the morning of Jan. 1, 37-year-old Rhonda Nacole Blackwell, of Plainville, surrendered to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office. She has been charged with 84 felony counts of theft by taking. That allegedly is committed when a person unlawfully takes or appropriates property of another with intentions of depriving him of the property. She is also charged with 16 felony counts of forgery in the fourth degree, which is described as making, altering, possessing or delivering any check written in a fictitious name or in a manner that the check has been made or altered to appear to have been made by another person, at another time, or by authority of one who did not give such authority.
Blackwell was an employee of Remax Allied Company of Calhoun, owned by Hollis Cronnon, where the incidents are alleged to have occurred within the past two years.
According to Calhoun Police Department’s Lt. Tony Pile, Blackwell allegedly used company funds to pay personal bills such as Calhoun City Utilities, North Georgia Electrical Membership Corporation, as well as making and cashing checks payable to “cash.”
The total amount of loss to the alleged victim is approximately $20,000.
The company declined to comment at the present time.
Blackwell was released from jail on $25,000 bond.