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Honey Baked Ham employee arrested for fraud to feed painkiller addiction

She allegedly wrote fraudulent checks for services like 'hood cleaning.'
Jennifer Savino of Marietta was arrested for fraud after allegedly writing bad checks and pocketing the money from her employer, Honey Baked Ham.Credit: Alpharetta Police Department

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Honey Baked Ham employee in the accounts payable department was arrested for allegedly writing fake repair invoices and pocketing the cash.

Jennifer Savino, 40, allegedly wrote invoices and billed a fake company for cleaning services.

Investigators found she wrote five checks worth over $16,000 to a company for “hood cleaning.” Honey Baked Ham did an internal investigation after noticing the high charges. A company investigator seized Savino’s computer and found a fake W2 for a woman who was issued the checks.

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According to police, Savino told the Honey Baked Ham investigator that she created the invoices and issued the payments to fuel a painkiller habit. Savino said she was sending the checks to a friend in Florida, who would cash them and split the money with her.

Savino recanted her confession after she was fired from the company.