By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange recently announced that Rebecca Kaye Eller has been arrested for forgery and theft from her employer. Rebecca Kaye Eller, age 32, from Kellyton in Coosa County is the former office manager for Overhead Door and Fireplace, Inc. in Millbrook in Elmore County. Ms. Eller allegedly used her position to steal funds from her employer.
An Elmore County grand jury indicted Eller after the Attorney General’s office presented evidence against Eller to the grand jury. On April 13 the grand jury indicted Eller. The indictment charges Ms. Eller with: one count of first-degree theft of property of checks and/or currency valued at more than $2,500, one count of first-degree theft by deception of checks and/or currency valued at more than $2,500, and three counts of second-degree forgery of checks. Overhead Door and Fireplace is the victim in all of these alleged crimes.
Ms. Eller was arrested by deputies from the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday and was taken to the Elmore County Jail. The Coosa County woman is being held on a $25,000 bond.
Attorney General Luther Strange commended Assistant Attorney General Stephanie Billingsley of the Criminal Trials Division, Special Agents of the Attorney General’s Investigations Division, and everyone involved in this investigation for their hard work.
AG Strange’s press release said that no further information about the investigation or about Eller’s alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.
Ms. Eller if convicted could serve many years in an Alabama prison. First degree theft is a class B felony and carries a maximum penalty of two to 20 years of imprisonment. Second degree forgery is a class C felony and carries a maximum sentence of one to ten years for each count.
The date of Ms. Eller’s trial has not been announced.
According to their website, Overhead Door and Fireplace Company, Inc. is a third generation family-owned and operated business that has been in operation for over 50 years. The company sells residential and commercial garage doors as well as wood, gas, ventless, and electric fireplaces.