2 in Winston-Salem accused of taking $3 million from job

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Two people have been indicted on charges of taking $3 million from a Winston-Salem businessman.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/22u29Bq) that a Forsyth County grand jury this week indicted two former employees of Slate Marketing Inc. and La Casa Real Estate and Investment LLC.

A former bookkeeper, 56-year-old Rhonda Lea Byrd of Davidson County and 52-year-old Charles Dewayne Washington of Winston-Salem have been charged with taking the money.

Byrd faces five counts of embezzlement, one count of conspiracy and one count of obtaining property by false pretenses. The indictment says she took money between 1999 and 2008.

Washington was indicted on three counts of embezzlement and one count of conspiracy. He’s accused of taking money between 2005 and 2008.

It was not clear if Byrd and Washington have attorneys.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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