A Tempe woman was sentenced to 6½ years in prison for embezzling more than $58,000 from her employer, according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Lynna Swann, 40, will receive three years of probation after her sentence.
Swann pleaded guilty on April 14 in Maricopa County Superior Court to charges of fraudulent schemes and artifices and theft, court records show.
A Tempe Police Department investigation found that she embezzled the large sum from Treehouse Realty Group, a property management group that receives checks and money orders as payment from its clients, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office.
A company audit indicated that Swann was stealing payments to deposit in her personal bank account, and when confronted by her employer, Swann had $10,000 in checks and money orders in her purse, the statement said.
Investigators identified approximately 100 money orders that were deposited into Swann’s account that were originally made out to Treehouse Realty, the statement said. Swann used a thick marker to write her name on the money orders and checks, the statement said.
At the time of this offense, Swann was on probation for stealing from her previous employer, according to the Attorney General’s Office.
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