Former Psychiatric Practice Office Manager Charged With Embezzlement

A former office manager of a psychiatric practice has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from her old employer.

Shannon Layne of Williamston has been charged with two counts of embezzlement and one count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Lane worked as the office manager at Greenville Psychiatric Associates on Red Banks Road until last July 24th. Police say that's when an internal audit conducted by the practice found that the woman converted cash from deposits and stole checks between September 2012 and July 2013.

The total allegedly taken was $12,214,54.

Layne was released after posting a $5,000 secured bond.