CHARLESTON – A Charleston headstone fabrication and sales company alleges a former employee made unauthorized transfers that she concealed.

Sears Monument Co. and Brent W. Sears filed a complaint Oct. 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Donna Bragg alleging conversion and fraud.

According to the complaint, the defendant was employed by the plaintiffs as a bookkeeper from June 2014 to May 2017. The plaintiffs allege that soon after defendant's resignation on May 19, 2017, her successor discovered that the total amount of $215,115.48 was missing from plaintiffs' accounts. To date, they have not received payments of restitution for the unauthorized transfers. 

The plaintiffs hold Bragg responsible because the defendant allegedly wrongfully converted funds belonging to the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory and punitive damages, attorney's fees, costs and any other relief allowed by law. They are represented by Adam K. Strider of Miller & Amos, Attorneys at Law in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 17-C-1473

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