Chester woman gets 5 years probation for stealing from Lufkin doctor's office

Tina Conner (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Tina Conner (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 40-year-old Chester woman pleaded guilty to state-jail felony theft Thursday in connection to stealing thousands of dollars from a Lufkin doctor's office.

Prosecuting attorney Layne Thompson said Conner received a sentence of five years of probation. On Thursday, Conner, who is now considered a convicted felon, paid $5,000 of the approximately $15,000 worth of restitution she has been ordered to pay.

Conner turned herself into her authorities in July 2010 after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

In a previous East Texas News story, Det. J.B. Smith, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said police began investigating the case in April 2008. At that time, an office manager accused Conner of falsifying her time sheet by using a password to add time to her hours in the office's computer system.

Smith said the investigation continued in Nov. 2009, when it was believed Conner was taking money from customers that they used to pay doctor's bills.

Police obtained a warrant for Conner's arrest in November 2009. Conner was released from the Angelina County Jail after she posted a bail of $2,000.

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