Linde Proctor-Smith Given Probation For Taking Money From Hotel
A Natrona County woman will avoid prison time after admitting that she took money from her place of employment.
Linde Proctor-Smith was given first time offender's status, along with one to five years of probation, after she pleaded guilty to one charge of grand larceny.
Investigators with the Evansville Police Department say in September 2014, the manager of the Baymont Inn informed them that some hotel rate adjustments had been done on some credit cards, but the cards were different from the ones used by the guests.
The various transactions were done while Smith was on duty.
One of the cards getting refunds, belonged to Smith's then boy-friend, who was getting refunds as early as June 2014.
When interviewed by police, Smith admitted to what she did, and that her then boy-friend knew what was going on and encouraged her to continue, since no one had caught on.
Once all the credit cards that were refunded had been found, it was determined that Smith had taken more than $26,000.
If Smith completes her probation term and pays restitution, the guilty conviction will be cleared from her criminal record.