Monday, August 18, 2014

Fraud of the Week: Texas Couple Charged With Embezzling $2.3 Million

From the CW on 8/8/14:

A Lubbock couple has been charged with embezzling $2.3 million from a Lubbock asphalt company.

Sargent Jason Lewis said 54-year-old Paula Whitley and her husband, 60-year-old Robert Whitley were arrested and charged with theft of $200,000 or more after the owners of Armor Asphalt went to LPD, concerned about where their money was going. Their business has been devastated by the loss of funds.

Lewis said Detective Laz Walck and his team of investigators are to thank for putting the case together.

"After going through different computers, obviously paper files, computer files, lots of different evidence. They were able to determine that more than $2 million had actually been embezzled," Lewis said.

The investigation is ongoing. It is unclear if other businesses have been targeted.

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