Two face felony embezzlement charges
Ponca City Now - August 31, 2016 3:07 pm
Two women who are former employees of Davis Moore Auto Group in Ponca City are facing felony embezzlement charges in Kay County District Court.
One woman, Suann Marie Palmer, 42, was arrested in Kaw City Wednesday morning. She remains in custody in the Kay County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond. She also was ordered to surrender her passport to the Kay County Court Clerk.
Shealyn Bryce Fleming, 28, turned herself in and has been released on a bond of $35,000.
In an affidavit filed in the two women's cases, Ponca City Police Sgt. Chad VanHoesen wrote he was contacted by Steve Peresko, the owner of the Davis Moore Auto Group. Peresko provided copies of checks that had been written to Palmer.
Peresko said the checks were missing in his records at the dealership, but they had been cashed and deposited into the women's accounts.
The affidavit stated both women confessed after they were interviewed by police.
Van Hoesen served a search warrant on the women's personal accounts. He reported Palmer took $14,091.42. and Fleming took at least $15,620.69.