For­mer doc­tor’s of­fice em­ployee ac­cused of em­bez­zling at least $3K

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/REGION -

A woman ac­cused of em­bez­zling from a lo­cal psy­chol­o­gist’s of­fice sur­ren­dered to po­lice Oct. 6.

Les­lie Watt, 47, is charged with theft over $2,500 in the al­leged skim­ming from monthly bank de­posits at the of­fice of Dr. Betty Feir on Med­i­cal Park­way, ac­cord­ing to Sgt. Ge­off Lewis, Texarkana, Texas, Po­lice De­part­ment spokesman.

The theft was re­ported Aug. 24.

De­tec­tives in­ves­ti­gat­ing the miss­ing funds think Watt em­bez­zled more than $3,000, Lewis said.

Theft over $2,500 but less than $30,000 is a felony pun­ish­able by six months to two years in state jail.

Watt was re­leased Oct. 6 on a $5,000 bond.

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