Marysville woman charged with theft against employer

EVERETT — A Marysville woman who was sued by her former employer for embezzling nearly $125,000 is now facing a criminal charge.

Prosecutors on Friday charged Jessica Schedler, 35, with first-degree theft, a felony. If convicted, she could face additional sanctions for abusing a position of


Schedler worked as the controller for Northport Fisheries, Inc., beginning in 2006. She is accused of skimming thousands of dollars from the Snohomish company’s coffers to pay down her credit card debt, pay her day-care bill and to finance a family vacation to Disneyland. Prosecutors allege Schedler wrote herself checks and cooked the books to indicate that money was going out for legitimate business expenses, according to court papers.

The owners of the seafood brokerage business hired a forensic accountant who turned up unauthorized checks and credit card transactions. The company filed a lawsuit against Schedler in 2008. In a deposition, Schedler reportedly admitted that she was responsible for forging checks and using the company’s credit card to make payments on her own credit card, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Constance Crawley wrote in charging documents.

Schedler agreed to pay the company back $124,654 in monthly payments of $500, Crawley wrote. It’s unclear if Schedler has made any payments.

She has no criminal history, according to court documents.

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