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FBI searches home in Salisbury

The FBI on Thursday raided a Salisbury woman’s home and arrested her for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from her former employer, according to officials and court records.

Kelly Ann Lynch, 39, was slated to make an initial appearance Thursday afternoon in US District Court in Boston on a charge of making, uttering, and possessing a forged security, for allegedly cutting herself an unauthorized $21,500 check with company funds, legal filings show.

An affidavit filed in the case said Lynch appeared to have written checks to herself totaling approximately $130,000. She worked as the controller and bookkeeper at the company, which fired her last month, records show. The name of the company is redacted in court papers.

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Earlier Thursday morning, an FBI spokeswoman had confirmed that a court-authorized search was underway at 48 Locust St.

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According to town assessing records, Lynch bought the split-entry house in December 2016 for $372,500. A call to a number listed for Lynch wasn’t returned Thursday morning.

Salisbury police referred questions to the FBI.

Another resident of the street, Anne Farrell, 46, said by phone that she saw several unmarked law enforcement vehicles heading to the house. Another neighbor told her the search was “busy, but it was calm,” Farrell said.

Farrell said the home at 48 Locust St. has been sold a couple of times in recent years.

Travis Andersen can be reached at tandersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.