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Embezzler gets three years in prison

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By John Barnhart

    A Forest woman will spend three years in prison for embezzling $109,000 from Witt Mechanical over a four year period, starting in 2009.
    Vicki Elkins McPhearson, 60, was employed by Witt as a bookkeeper and embezzled the money between September, 2009, and June, 2013 when the thefts were discovered.
    Jeff Witt, Witt Mechanical’s owner, testified, at McPhearson’s sentencing hearing Tuesday morning about the damage the embezzlement caused his business.


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