Swisher International tax manager accused of embezzling $4M

Gretchen Camp, 36, arrested on felony charge of grand theft

By Brittany Muller - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tax manager for Swisher International is accused of embezzling $4 million from the Jacksonville-based tobacco company's coffers. 

Gretchen Camp, 36, was arrested Monday on a felony charge of grand theft, Duval County jail logs show. A witness told News4Jax that police walked her out of the business in handcuffs. 

In late 2017, Camp began creating bogus invoices for a company that did not supply services to Swisher International, according to the arrest report.

The invoices were paid to a company called Lodge and Anchor, located in Macon, Georgia. The report says the company is owned by Camp's husband's friend.

It's estimated that $4 million have been paid to Lodge and Anchor over the past year.

The arrest report also says Camp confessed to company executives that she did create the "bogus invoices."

Camp, whose LinkedIn profile shows she's been working for Swisher since 2009, was released from the jail after posting $250,000 bond Tuesday evening. To make that bond, she had to provide proof to the judge that the bond money was not the result of criminal activity. She did that yesterday, and the motion was approved by the judge. 

She has been ordered not to leave the state. Camp is expected to be back in court on Dec. 26.

Swisher International declined to comment.

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