Two Charged In Separate Embezzlement Cases

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- The Waynesboro Police Department has charged two individuals in separate embezzlement cases from two different city businesses. Both were arrested over the weekend and released on personal recognizance bonds.

Alacea Lynn Gross-Bell, 26, of Waynesboro, was charged with two felonies, embezzlement and theft of lottery tickets. In mid-March, Gross-Bell’s employer, Everyday BP located at 1441 W Main Street, reported to police that Gross-Bell had printed off $1,400 of Western Union money orders and activated $200 worth of lottery tickets, which she later cashed in at another convenience store. She has since been fired from the business. No mugshot of her is available.

Richard James Long, 31 years old of Staunton, was charged with one felony embezzlement. Earlier this month, Long’s employer, Radio Shack located at 1725 Rosser Avenue, reported to police that Long had failed to make two daily deposits in late May totaling $1,982.54. Long, who was store manager at the time, has since been fired from the business.


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