Woman accused in $201,000 theft from Columbus company

A former bookkeeper for David Rothschild Co. in Columbus has been jailed on a felony theft charge of taking almost $201,000, Columbus police said.

Patricia Pate, 55, was taken into custody today at the Public Safety Center and held in the Muscogee County Jail for a 9 a.m. Friday hearing in Recorder's Court.

The charge stems from an investigation by the financial crimes division at the Columbus Police Department.