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Woman says drug habit prompted embezzlement from Johnson City law office

Sue Guinn Legg, NET News Service • Dec 13, 2012 at 2:22 AM

A woman who pleaded guilty to taking more than $60,000 from a Johnson City law office where she was employed testified Wednesday she was using the money to support at a $1,000-a-week cocaine habit.

Lisa Potter, 43, formerly of North Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, was charged with theft over $60,000 in August 2011 after attorney Tony Seaton told police an audit had revealed that more than $60,000 had been taken from his office’s accounts over a 2 1/2 year period.

Seaton testified Wednesday in Washington County Criminal Court the audit was conducted in May 2011 after his bank informed him “our loans were way behind, which wasn’t like us, and they had found a number of forged checks.”

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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