MARYLAND HEIGHTS — A St. Louis woman has been accused of stealing more than $74,000 from her company while working in its accounts payable department.


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Donna Brooks, 59, is charged with felony stealing. It's not clear whether she has an attorney.


She worked for American Plastics in Maryland Heights and issued several unauthorized checks to herself between March 7, 2019, and Feb. 6, authorities said. She disabled company alerts that notified the chief financial officer when nonpayroll checks were issued, authorities said. She failed to do so on the two most recent checks she issued, prompting a company investigation, authorities said.