HAZLETON — $196,000. That’s how much police say a woman from Carbon County stole from two clients. It was while she was working for an accounting firm in Hazleton.
Alyce Simmons of Weatherly tried to avoid our cameras as she left a Magistrate’s office in Hazleton.
She said nothing, but court documents detail a long history of stealing money during her time working at Joseph Spanial and Associates. It’s an accounting firm on East 9th Street in Hazleton.
Court papers show she admitted to writing checks to herself, totaling $196,000 over five years.
“My husband and I have worked hard all of our life and we still don’t have that kind of money saved. I think that’s terrible. I really do,” said Joan Drasher of Weatherly.