Highlands employee charged with stealing

HOUSTON – A Highlands woman was arrested Friday, July 26, in connection with stealing several thousand dollars from a Cloverleaf marine business.

Janet Perez, 43, faces charges of felony theft based on allegations from the owner of GV Marine Services. Perez had been the office manager of the business, until last week.

The owner of the business reported to deputies that he had approached Perez concerning a discrepancy in accounting books she kept. Perez reportedly told the business owner she was going to the bank to correct the error but never returned to the business.

When the owner began to review the books, he noticed several checks were missing. The checks were tracked to a liquor store on Woodforest Drive.

Perez has posted $20,000 bond and has been released from Harris County Jail.