By Shereen Siewert

WAUSAU — A 43-year-old woman already accused of stealing nearly $80,000 from her Weston-based employer is facing new embezzlement allegations, this time involving a Schofield business where she was hired in February.

Kim Poirier

Court documents show an investigation began March 20 when the Schofield business owners called police to report a number of unauthorized charges appeared on their credit card and bank statements. Police say they traced those charges to Kim Poirier of Withee, who was hired by the business Feb. 1.

In less than a two-week span, police say, Poirier funneled thousands from the business, paying for car repairs, her AAA membership, cell phone and cable bills, and cashing an unauthorized check, among other charges. The business suffered a total loss of $5,379.16, according to court documents.

Poirier is already facing identity theft, fraud, and other charges in three counties including locally. In the largest case, filed in May 2017, Poirier is accused of stealing $77,150.29 from a business in Weston. There, a review of company records revealed Poirier wrote dozens of checks to herself while working at the business, police said.

Detectives say Poirier admitted the earlier thefts, telling police she took the money “to stay afloat.”

Poirier faces similar charges in Clark County and Eau Claire County.

In the latest Marathon County case Poirier faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and four counts of bail jumping.

Charges were filed April 19. Poirier is due in court Monday for an initial appearance.