Wood County woman found guilty of embezzling $1.8M

Wood County woman found guilty of embezzling $1.8M

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Wood County woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.8 million from companies in California is facing life in prison.

Lina Su, also known as Lina Perkins, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering, according to a news release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney General for the Eastern District of Texas says.

According to an indictment, officials seized a 26-foot pontoon boat, several dozen acres of land in Wood County and $1,811,919.80 in cash from the 49-year-old Hawkins resident.

In court, attorneys presented evidence that on March 2017 Su made several unauthorized wire transfers from VIG Furniture bank accounts into an account she controlled at City National Bank in Sulphur Springs.

Then, in 2015 and 2016, the attorney general's office says Su made more unauthorized transactions from Airport Van Rental and ACE Medical Transport bank accounts into her own checking account.

Su also used funds from company accounts to make credit card payments, purchase land, and pay contractors constructing her home in Wood County, the attorney general's statement notes.

"Altogether, Su embezzled and transferred more than $1.8 million dollars from the California companies she was working for during the time period," the statement reads.

Su was indicted on Dec. 13, 2017.

A sentencing hearing will be scheduled following a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.

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