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Former Pratt's employee charged with embezzling nearly $140,000

Staff Report • Apr 15, 2013 at 3:49 PM

KINGSPORT — A former office manager at Pratt's BBQ in Kingsport has been charged with embezzling nearly $140,000 from the business over a period of nine years.

According to Kingsport police, a warrant was issued March 27 for the arrest of Samantha Miller, 45, of 401 Thomas Acres Road, Kingsport. She then turned herself into police and was charged with theft of more than $60,000.

KPD Det. Chris Tincher says Miller was employed by Pratt's, 1225 East Stone Drive, in 2003 and resigned in 2011. But it reportedly wasn't until November of last year that Tom Pratt, the owner of the restaurant, reported the suspected embezzlement of $138,375.

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