Thursday, February 5, 2015

Indiana Woman Charged With Embezzling $600K From Step Father

From WTHI TV10 on 2/4/2015:

A Gibson County woman is behind bars, accused of embezzling over $600,000 from her step-father.

On Wednesday police arrested 66-year-old Brenda Lee, from Fort Branch after an investigation dating back to December, 2013.
According to police, they received information money was missing from her step-father, Franklin Douglas’ account.
Douglas died in September of 2012.
Lee was Douglas’ Power of Attorney, giving her full access to his bank accounts.
During the investigation, police learned Lee had allegedly embezzled over $600,000 for her personal use from Douglas’ bank accounts.
On Wednesday, the Gibson County Prosecutor’s Office issued a felony arrest warrant for Lee.
Lee was charged with theft and check deception.

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