OCONOMOWOC, WI (WTAQ) - An apparent computer glitch resulted in a worker at Stein Garden Center in the City of Oconomowoc getting 10 times the pay she was owed.
Forty-seven year old Lynda G. Johnson was paid at a rate of $88.25 an hour, instead of the $8.25 she was supposed to get.
She was overpaid by $10,000.
The company discovered the error about a month after Johnson quit last May.
When contacted, she first said she didn’t know anything about the money.
Later, she told a Waukesha County Sheriff’s detective she thought the money had come from her aunt and she had already spent it on a new roof for her home.
She said she had no intention of repaying it, saying it was the company’s mistake – not hers.
Johnson has been charged.
If convicted, could spend up to six years in prison.
Johnson returns to court March 25th