Tyrone woman charged with bilking funds from employer


A Tyrone woman has been indicted on 40 criminal charges for forging checks and stealing more than $13,000 from a local business and its proprietor.

Linda J. Bowman, 53, of Vista Lane Tyrone faces 19 counts of theft by taking while acting as a fiduciary, 18 counts of forgery in the first degree and three counts of financial identity fraud, according to the recently-unsealed indictment against her.

An indictment returned by the grand jury is not a verdict of guilt; rather it means the grand jurors deemed there to be enough evidence for the matter to be resolved in a criminal trial.
In this case, Bowman is accused of bilking $13,273 from Jenkins Business Services and John Jenkins. She was entrusted with handling financial matters at the company, according to the indictment.

The case was investigated by the Tyrone Police Department, and Bowman’s trial will be scheduled for some time in the future in Fayette County Superior Court.