Cy-Fair resident accused of stealing $118,600 from employer
A Cy-Fair resident is being sued by her former employer for allegedly falsifying documents and stealing $118,600.
Sharp Electronics Corp. filed a lawsuit on Oct. 4 in the Harris County District Court against Dolores Johnson, claiming theft, fraud and breach of contract.
The plaintiff alleges that the defendant sold Sharp photocopiers through dealer Marimon Business Systems Inc., until she was let go on June 20, 2006. The plaintiffs claim that beginning in October of 2008, the defendant sent in documents to the corporate office claiming she had made sales generating $118,600 in sales bonuses, despite not working for the company or a representative of the company.
Johnson allegedly said she was an employee of TLC Office Systems, but she never worked for that company and never made any sales. She did however, take and keep the money when it was sent to her.
The plaintiff is seeking exemplary and punitive damages, plus actual damages in excess of $1 million. In addition, they ask for court costs and pre- and post-judgment interest.
Sharp is being represented in the case by Houston attorney David K. Bissinger.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2010-65049
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