Livingston woman pleads guilty to stealing from title company

BEAUMONT, TX (AP) - A Livingston woman has pleaded guilty to her part in a conspiracy to steal nearly $400,000 from a Tyler County title company.
 
Federal court documents show Ashley Nacole Reeks, 32, entered the plea in Judge Zack Hawthorn's court on Wednesday. A judge will sentence her at a later date.
According to the text of the indictment, Reeks worked for Tyler County Title, which maintained an escrow account at a Woodville bank. The indictment states Reeks had managing access to the account and from Jan. 4, 2016, to March 30, 2017, she and three others schemed to get money from the account.

According to the indictment, Reeks would issue checks from the account to the other three, as she was an authorized signor on the account. Reeks would then forge a second signature, according to the indictment.

The indictment alleges Reeks conspired to steal $395,599.63.

Wesley Moore, Moses Lopez and Austin Chumley are also named in the indictment.

Records show Moore pleaded guilty on July 20. Chumley is scheduled for a plea hearing on Friday.

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