Local woman charged with felonies in employer theft

Michelle Prevette Rinaldi is scheduled to appear in court on August 22 in Alamance County Court in Graham for eight counts of felony larceny by employee and eight counts of felony obtaining property under false pretense. She also has a court date in Guilford County scheduled for August 29, where she is charged with felony embezzlement. Rinaldi is charged with recently using an employer's company credit card to make approximately $1,800 worth of household and furniture purchases.

According to Alamance County arrest reports, a Mebane woman has been charged in a local employee larceny investigation. Michelle Prevette Rinaldi, a 41 year-old white woman who lists 201 E. Center Street, Apartment 281 in Mebane as her current place of residence, was charged on Wednesday, July 31 with using her company’s credit card to spend more than $1,800 for phone and other assorted household bills, while also purchasing furniture through gift cards.  

Prevette is scheduled to appear in court on August 22 in Alamance County Court in Graham for eight counts of felony larceny by employee and eight counts of felony obtaining property under false pretense. She also has a court date in Guilford County scheduled for August 29, where she is charged with felony embezzlement. Her bond was set at $75,000 in this latest incident. 

Along with the recent charges and her pending court date in Guilford County, Rinaldi was also charged in December 2017 with eight counts of felony larceny by employee, eight counts of felony uttering a forged instrument, and eight counts of felony obtain property by false pretense. A fraud investigation by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Rinaldi stole from three churches while briefly working for an accounting firm, cashing and forging over $9,600 worth of checks.