POLICE: Woman Embezzled $27,000 From Employer

A former office manager at a pest control company is accused of stealing $27,000 from the business.

Dana Lewis turned herself into Ayden police Tuesday morning.

Missing money from Russ Pest Control was first reported back in November to police.

The company says the 39-year-old woman worked for them for the past three years.

Police say her bond was set at $20,000 and has a first court appearance Wednesday.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 at 07:33 AM
    Cant wait to see her in the new edition of Pitt County Mugshots!
  • by anonymous Location: grifton on Jan 15, 2010 at 02:11 PM
    it has been very entertaining to read everyones comments from thinking they know the business owners when they clearly dont to god will pass judgement we are forgetting i dont care if she worked for satan she stole the money so why take up for a theif furthermore think of the employees that lost there bonuses and commission checks that they normally recieve she has affected everyone and every family in that office she did not care about them so why should anyone else care eneough to take up for her?
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jan 15, 2010 at 06:29 AM
    She was just setting up her "own" redistribution of wealth program, and I sure she just made some innocent mis-calculations. Buzz-
  • by GREENVILLE Location: NC on Jan 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM
    all of you need to take a look at the situation shes a human and she is not guilty of anything until our legal system handles it why dont you rednecks find something better to do with your time than look at the witn news site and post comments you people make me sick honestly....you only hurt her children and you should be ashamed of your self but its ok god will take care of those who point the finger only he can judge........
  • by Tuwanda Location: Tic Bite on Jan 14, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    I am sorry but this 72 yo widow wasn't worried about her son or business this past year while she has been jet setting around the country with her boyfriend. She should have been taking care of her own business. One can never be to careful these days! Wrong is wrong, but be smart enough to take care of your own business or SELL IT to someone who would run it like it should have been.
  • by AYDENONITE on Jan 14, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    The owner is a 72 year old widowed lady. She is struggling with the knowledge that her youngest of 6 children is dying with ALS. She didnt need the hassel of a dishonest employee on top of all her other worries. Running a business in today economy is tough enough without having to worry about who you can and cannot trust!!! The 16 families that are supported by her business are greatful to have her in there lives!!! May god bless her and her family!!
  • by The Truth on Jan 14, 2010 at 11:11 AM
    One need only look at Dana's history and know that these charges are true. Maybe she'll get more than a slap on the wrist this time. She's done it enough times to know better by now.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    I don't know Dana and I won't bash her character. We don't know the reason behind her doing what she did, but talking about her and bashing her character won't make the situation change. So what she has a past...don't we all? We may not steal, embezzle or lie, but sin is sin and when we talk about people--gossip, or lie...we are guilty! Think about it folks and when you are pointing the finger at Dana, remember there are fingers pointing back at YOU!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2010 at 04:12 AM
    I am so sorry Grimesland I see she has you fooled too! All I can say is to follow the case for the FACTS and in the mean time keep you valuables looked safely away.
  • by too scared to put real name Location: eastern nc on Jan 14, 2010 at 04:09 AM
    I guess this is how rumors get started in eastern NC. Gotta love good ole country people............
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