Denison Police have opened an investigation after the owner of the Midway Gardens Apartments reported that a former manager allegedly embezzled more than $5,000 while overseeing the complex.

Lt. Mike Eppler said the female employee is accused of taking $5,600. Eppler said the woman has not been arrested and said he did not immediately know whether she had been questioned regarding the claim.

“They found it in an audit,” Eppler said. “How exactly they did it is still under investigation, but it sounds like it was probably done over a length of time there.”

A call placed to the Midway Gardens Apartments was not answered Wednesday and a message could not be left.

Eppler said if investigators confirm the theft, the woman could face serious charges.

“It’ll be a felony, because the amount taken is over $2,500,” Eppler said.