Lanette Sue Simmons, 53, is facing charges for allegedly embezzling approximately $125,000 from Plumb Tech Mechanical Inc.
Simmons was the accountant for the business, according to Lt. Eric How of the Knoxville Police Department. How said it was a “classic embezzlement case”. He was alerted to the potential crime by Plumb Tech and the investigation took place between August and October.
As a result of the investigation, Simmons is accused of fraudulent practice, first-degree theft and money laundering. Because the amount involved is over $10,000, the charges are first-degree.
How advises businesspeople to have a form of oversight with your finances. Do not trust them to just one person.
We remind you as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant, is presumed innocent until proven guilty.