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Second Repacorp Employee Pleads Not Guilty in Embezzlement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nancy Bowman   
Saturday, 14 July 2012 20:20

The second Repacorp employee accused of theft in an alleged scheme police said involved at least $690,000 has pleaded not guilty.

Tess Cremeens, 43, whose address formerly was listed at Piqua but now as Troy, made the plea last week in Miami County Municipal Court. She is charged with one felony of theft. Cremeens is free on her own recognizance.

Also charged in the alleged embezzlement was Repacorp’s former controller, Michael Wion, 40, of Piqua.

He was arrested for felony theft in May near his new home in Florida and returned to Tipp City by police. He has pleaded not guilty and posted a $25,000 surety bond.

Cremeens was employed as an assistant to Wion.

Preliminary hearings for both Cremeens and Wion are scheduled for this week in Municipal Court.

Information included with the charges against Cremeens stated she told investigators the thefts started in late 2009. She claimed Wion asked her “how it would be possible to deposit funds into his account that would be tax free.”

After that alleged initial discussion, Cremeens claimed they spent three or four months figuring out how transactions could be deleted from year end reports and from tax records, according to the police report.

She claimed that by May 2010 large amounts of money were being put in Wion’s and her accounts, a practice that occurred for about two years. Police Detective Sgt. Chris Graham said evidence being found in records does not contradict that time sequence.

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