Woman accused of stealing $1 million to pay credit card bills

A 63-year-old former bookkeeper was arraigned Thursday on charges she stole more than $1 million from her employer to pay for trips to Disney World, New York, Washington, D.C., Honolulu, and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

In addition, the woman, Carolyn Lynn Cherry of Chatsworth, is accused of buying hundreds of items from TV shopping networks.

Cherry worked for a Dalton insurance company. From 2003 to 2009, prosecutors say, Cherry forged her supervisor's signature on company checks and used them to pay credit card bills of more than $1 million. Aside from the trips and the TV shopping purchases, Cherry wrote three company checks to herself for $11,300 and cashed them, prosecutors say.

A federal grand jury indicted Cherry on 24 counts of mail fraud and three counts of bank fraud. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of $250,000 per count of mail fraud, and up to 30 years in prison and a possible fine of $1 million per count of bank fraud.