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Woman Arrested Again for Financial Fraud

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MEDFORD, Ore. — A woman is back in jail for the similar types of crimes she was arrested for just a few months ago.

Police say 42 year-old Jodi Setzer stole from various companies across the Rogue Valley. In July 2012, Setzer was arrested for identity theft and tampering with drug records while working for a doctor’s office. 

Police say she used the doctor’s name and identification number to order false prescriptions in her and her husband’s name. While employed there, police say the doctor discovered she was also writing fraudulent checks to pay for her bills.

Officers say Setzer also did this to another business, Noel Lesley Event Services. In the third incident, an attorney in Rainer, Oregon came forward. He told police Setzer worked as his bookkeeper and she made unauthorized fund transfers.

“That’s why if you’re a business owner, it’s always good to have someone else look at the books. To have someone else perform audits. So you can catch it sooner. So if there is anything going on , you can catch it and minimize the loss,” said Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau.

Setzer is charged with aggravated theft and theft in the 1st degree. Investigators say she will most likely be facing prison time for these crimes.