MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and son who worked for a Georgia alcohol distributor embezzled more than $3 million from their employer over a decade.
Sheriff's investigators in Bibb County, Georgia, arrested 72-year-old Eva Rebecca Wells and her son, 44-year-old Billy Lee Wells, Monday on a combined 21 counts of fiduciary theft.
News outlets report the family members worked for a beer, wine and spirits distributor in Macon. The sheriff's office said in a statement Tuesday its been investigating the accusations since June, when it was informed money was missing from the company's bank account. Investigators say that over a 10-year period an estimated $3.6 million was taken. The statement said investigators traced the funds back to the Wells.
It's unclear whether they have attorneys who can comment on their behalf.