Simmons accused of stealing $125K

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Lanette Sue Simmons (Marion County Jail intake photo)

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.