An Alma woman accused of stealing from her employer pleaded not guilty May 25 in Crawford County Circuit Court.
Lisa Charlene Lamb, 38, is charged with theft by deception.
It is alleged that between Jan. 1, 2009, and Feb. 27, 2013, that Lamb embezzled more than $152,000 from Precision Metal Works in Van Buren.
Fort Smith Attorney Amanda Cox entered the not guilty plea for Lamb and waived formal arraignment before Judge Mike Medlock.
According to documents in the prosecuting attorney’s office, Lamb allegedly:
• Used PMU credit cards and the company’s checking account to pay personal cell phone and electric bills, take a Carnival cruise, buy groceries, pay for a Harley Davidson motorcycle, pay personal loans and mortgages and paying for her children’s school lunches.
• Printed checks in her name and later changed the payee to show the checks as payments to vendors.
• Supplemented her income by adding overtime hours and paid vacation hours.
• Reimbursed herself for non-existent expenses.
• Purchased automobile parts for her husband’s vehicle restoration project.
• Did not deduct expenses for health insurance from her paycheck.
Other pleas heard May 25 by Medlock were:
• Chelsea Renee Whitsett, 19, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to 29 counts of breaking or entering, four counts of theft of property - debit or credit card and 24 counts of theft of property. Whitsett is accused of breaking into vehicles from March 17 to April 29.
• James Dean Proffitt, 28, of Russellville pleaded not guilty to theft of property. Proffitt allegedly stole two computers May 7 from Alma Walmart.
• Terry Ross Moore, 44, of Greenwood pleaded not guilty to delivery of methamphetamine and habitual offender. Moore is accused of selling meth to a confidential informant for the drug task force April 14.
• Larry Harlin Weaver Jr., 20, of Alma pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death. Weaver was arrested following an injury accident March 14 on Dean Springs Road.
• Tracy Kenyon Sexton, 50, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to second-degree forgery and failure to appear. Sexton allegedly wrote a $459.88 check in November on the account of Arkansas Valley TWA and failed to appear in court Dec. 23 for arraignment.
• Ryan Shane Spence, 22, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft of property in connection with the Dec. 8 theft of a wallet.
• Jason Randall Arter, 42, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to theft by receiving. Arter is accused in the Nov. 6 theft of a Ford pickup truck.
• Makenna Kay Strandgard, 30, of Alma pleaded not guilty to commercial burglary and theft of property. Strandgard allegedly stole a bookshelf from Walmart July 21.
• Michael Ray Roe, 60, of Mulberry pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual assault and first-degree terroristic threatening. Roe is accused of sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old and then threatening to kill her and her family if she told anyone.
• John Matthew Chance, 42, of Spiro pleaded not guilty to overdraft. Chance allegedly wrote $1,816 in checks on a closed Bank of the Ozarks account.
• William Lee Smith, 30, of Alma pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Smith was arrested May 16 by a Van Buren police officer who was serving warrants on Smith.
• Dillon Brock Syrock, 22, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia. Syrock was arrested May 12 by a Van Buren police officer who was checking activity at a vacant house.
• Caesar Castro Ruiz, 37, of Fayetteville pleaded not guilty to attempted rape and public sexual indecency. Ruiz was arrested May 11 by Mulberry police after Ruiz allegedly masturbated in front of a woman and tried to pull down her pants after pinning her to a clothes dryer.
• Cloise Anthony Cox, 22, of Van Buren and Stephen Duncan, 24, of Fort Smith pleaded not guilty to criminal mischief in the first degree. Cox also is charged as a habitual offender. Duncan and Cox allegedly broke a shower head at the Crawford County Detention Center on May 9.
• Dustin David Crouch, 38, of Tusayan, Ariz., pleaded not guilty to first-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual assault. Crouch is accused of having sexual relations with a girl who is now 16-years-old from Jan. 1, 2013, to May 8.
• Kenneth William Burris, 26, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received April 13, 2015, for two counts of sexual assault, alleging he has failed to pay fines and court costs and has contacted the victims.
• Bryant Don Owens, 24, of Alma resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received June 6, 2011, for delivery of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, theft of property and forgery, alleging he was arrested April 5 for battery, domestic battery, terroristic threatening and public intoxication.
• Billy David Bright, 21, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 13, 2013, for failure to appear and possession of oxycodone, alleging he has failed to pay fines and court costs.
• Earl Lee Yancey, 53, of Fort Smith resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Dec. 6, 2012, for domestic battery, aggravated assault on a family or household member, terroristic threatening and theft of property, alleging he was arrested Nov. 16 for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and possession of oxycodone.
• Steven Lee Ship, 31, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received Nov. 13, 2012, for breaking or entering and theft of property, alleging he was arrested April 6 for battery.
• Jimmy William Mai, 26, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence he received March 30, 2011, for second-degree sexual assault, alleging he has failed to pay fines and violated terms of probation.
• Hollie Jill Dye, 42, of Van Buren resisted a petition to revoke a sentence she received Nov. 18, 2008, for possession of Roxicodone, alleging she was arrested Nov. 30, for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and habitual offender.
• Linda Michelle Dodds, 40, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a May 11 arraignment on charges of possession of hydromorphone and habitual offender.
• David Eugene Vahldick, 28, of Van Buren pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at a Nov. 18 petition to revoke hearing.
• Melisa Diane Hartt, 32, of Sallisaw pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at an April 21 petition to revoke hearing.
• Amita Lynn Pardue-Oliver, 27, of Alma pleaded not guilty to failure to appear at an April 11 hearing on charges of criminal mischief, breaking or entering, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.