Columbus woman charged with 27 felonies after stealing from employer, cops say

A Columbus woman was arrested Monday and charged with 27 felonies after she was accused of stealing from her employer over the course of several years.

Annie J. Miller, 53, was taken into custody in Muscogee County before she was arrested by the LaGrange Police Department, according to the incident report obtained by She was charged with 27 counts of theft by taking and one count of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, LaGrange Detective Ley Wynne said.

Because the investigation is ongoing, police could not say how much was stolen, though it was a felony amount, Wynne confirmed. According to the incident report, the first count of theft alleged that $12,000 had been taken.

The investigation began in June 2019 when police responded to Miller’s former employer, the Averett Company, a property management company in LaGrange. The company’s owner told police he discovered that money was missing while conducting a financial audit.

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