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April 2, 2013

Woman sentenced for embezzlement

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — While shopping at area bargain dollar stores may save some money, an employee of one of those is now ordered to repay more than $25,000 in embezzled funds.

 Lolita L. Wilson, 48, of 551 Upper Indian Camp Road in London, was placed under 11 years probation from a five-year prison sentence for theft by unlawful taking from the London Dollar Mart, in the Dog Patch Trading Center, where she was formerly the bookkeeper.

She must pay restitution in the amount of $25,119.67. The court document states once restitution is paid in full, Wilson’s probation will be released.

Wilson was arrested on Aug. 30 by London Police Detective Allen Harris. The warrant states Wilson was employed as a bookkeeper at Dollar Mart and gained access to computer programs, software, and data in order to obtain the money that she did not earn. An audit by Wilson Properties and Dollar Mart disclosed the money that Wilson had fraudulently taken by creating false spreadsheets in the business computer that indicated bills were being paid but the money was actually being pocketed by Wilson.

Wilson was indicted in October on charges she took $2,149.66 between Jan. 14 and Dec. 26, 2011, $5,240 between Feb. 25, 2011 and Jan. 27, 2012, and $17,730.01 between Nov. 5, 2011 and Feb. 13, 2012.

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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