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Johnson City couple accused of embezzling from business

Staff Report • Mar 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Johnson City police announced Monday the recent arrests of a city couple on accusations that they embezzled nearly $5,000 from a local business.

Tammy Johnson, 43, and Dwayne Johnson, 41, both of 813 North Hills Drive, were arrested Wednesday after police investigated a local businessman’s claim that they had embezzled money from his business, police said in a news release.

According to the police report, officers responded to Free Service Tire, 2006 N. Roan St., on March 7 and met with David Adams, 44, who informed officers of the alleged embezzlement.

The Johnsons had been employees of Free Service Tire.

Adams reportedly told officers Tammy Johnson had taken $754.07 in cash from a customer for a set of tires — an amount he said had been taken from the register. He also found several rebate receipts had been created in Mrs. Johnson’s name, police said.

Police said Dwayne Johnson had received $3,895 in checks from customers for work after they had been given estimates from Free Service Tire. Mr. Johnson reportedly completed the work but never gave the proceeds to Free Service Tire.

Tammy Johnson was charged with one count of theft of property over $500 and one count of criminal simulation. Dwayne Johnson was charged with one count of theft of property over $1,000.

Both were released Wednesday from the Washington County Detention Center on their own recognizance pending Sessions Court appearances April 17.

The Johnsons own Johnson’s Auto Repair and Detailing, 1012 E. Unaka Ave. The business remained open Monday.

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