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Four former employees at a Milledgeville mortgage company were accused of stealing files and giving them to a new competitor in town.

Milledgeville Police Detective Wanda Holsey says four former Northside Mortgage employees were arrested last Thursday for allegedly taking the company's files and giving them to a new mortgage company in town.

She said Amy Budrys, Anthony Greer, and Jennifer F. McKenzie were all charged with theft by taking and computer trespassing. Deborah A. King has been charged with party to a crime of computer trespassing, she said.

According to Holsey, the four employees have been converting customers' files from July to the end of August.

Holsey says the owner of Northside Mortgage reported that on Sept. 1 the four employees quit with no notice, and moved to Dewitt Mortgage Company.

Holsey says she found more than 100 files that were transferred from Northside Mortgage to Dewitt. She says that after being converted to the new company, many of these files were deleted from Northside Mortgage's computers.

According to Detective Holsey, they are still investigating the case and more charges are pending.

She says the four are facing felony charges, which can result in as little as one year and as many as 15 years behind bars.

Detective Holsey says they now have a warrant for the owner of Dewitt Mortgage as well.

Mark Dewitt released the following statement through his lawyer, Carl Cansino.

"The matter regarding the former employees of Northside Mortgage and Paul Cunningham, the President and CEO of Northside Mortgage Company, is a civil matter involving an employment dispute.

Mr. Dewitt vehemently denies any criminal wrongdoing. We welcome the thorough investigation of the Milledgeville Police Department and the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office. I am confident that after a complete investigation is completed by these agencies as well as my own investigation that mr. Dewitt will be exonerated of all charges."

Company owner Mark DeWitt did not return phone calls from 13WMAZ.

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