Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $7 Mi...

Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $7 Million From Her Job

There are 59 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jun 5, 2007, titled Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $7 Million From Her Job. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A Sumter County has admitted to stealing millions from her former employer. Angela Timmons pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling almost $7 million from Sumter-based Peace Textile.

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steve

Columbia, SC

#54 Jun 6, 2007
Crime does pay - She stole over 7 Million dollars and will pay a fine of 250,000 plus time in jail - the maximum of 20 years. Send her to jail take all of her properties and monies - so no one benefits from breaking the law.

“Main Stream American”

Since: Feb 07

Clinton,sc

#56 Jun 6, 2007
LOL at you all. thieves have no color until they are caught, and then we are SOMETIMES surprised at WHO they are. I think a thief or robber are among the worst people in our society no matter the race or social class of the thief.
JAY

Chapin, SC

#57 Jun 6, 2007
SOUND LIKE A GOOD DEAL!!!!
Celeste

Hartsville, SC

#58 Jun 6, 2007
Stay on 'em Copperlady! Hopefully soon, they will look into a CLEAN mirror and see what they really are! Kudos.
copperlady wrote:
We know, We know, she went to Benedict!
Just wondering

Columbia, SC

#59 Jun 6, 2007
This is tacky, I know, but if I had all that money I would have gotten a REALLY good haircut and style. She still looks like someone should give her a dollar. Maybe that's how she escaped detection for so long...
CONCERN

Atlanta, GA

#60 Jun 6, 2007
Decent salaries wanted! just ask and stop trying to usurp your authority over what belongs to others
PUUUDIN

Herndon, VA

#61 Jun 6, 2007
sheila wrote:
How could you not notice money is missing that is the dumbest thing. I really do hope she stashed some away.
I have to agree, I mean a little money would not have been really missed, but $7 million...Come on, I bet someone else knew about it, and she took the fall.
LBS

Sumter, SC

#62 Jun 6, 2007
Okay, for all of you who are bashing the employer, fat corporate America, etc., here's what we've heard of the situation here in town,(keep in mind this is all HERESAY, but from some pretty good sources). The CEO is foreign, I think Korean to be exact, and there's still a bit of a language barrier. He's also reported to be very trusting, and had no reason to suspect embezzlement. This is a VERY small company. In most small companies, there's a full charge bookkeeper type situation, which I believe was the case here. Granted, someone of a CEO's position should be able to interpret financial statements and notice discrepancies, but he wasn't assisting her in any way. He had no clue. She was an exemplary employee on the surface.

On the other hand, this lady wasn't shy about how she spent the money, you might call it "flaunting" it because it was all right there for all eyes to see, but always with an explanation. It's quite embarrassing for some of the family members.

Sumterites might talk about things amongst themselves, but for the most part, Sumter is a "mind your own business" kind of place. People just don't meddle in other people's lives, unless they need help for something. Right or wrong, that's the way it is here.

And just as a side note, comments about someone's appearance have no place in a comment area that is supposed to be reserved for intelligent conversation. Unless of course, you can explain to me how obesity and breaking the law are connected.
RTK

Turbeville, SC

#63 Jun 6, 2007
PUUUDIN wrote:
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I have to agree, I mean a little money would not have been really missed, but $7 million...Come on, I bet someone else knew about it, and she took the fall.
I THOUGHT FROM THE START OF ALL THIS MESS THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY AND MORE PEOPLE THAT GOT MONEY. BUT SHE IS TAKING THE FALL FOR IT ALL.
mike young

Newberry, SC

#64 Jun 6, 2007
What did she do what all that money?
Snoopy

Dallas, TX

#65 Jun 6, 2007
LBS wrote:
Okay, for all of you who are bashing the employer, fat corporate America, etc., here's what we've heard of the situation here in town,(keep in mind this is all HERESAY, but from some pretty good sources). The CEO is foreign, I think Korean to be exact, and there's still a bit of a language barrier. He's also reported to be very trusting, and had no reason to suspect embezzlement. This is a VERY small company. In most small companies, there's a full charge bookkeeper type situation, which I believe was the case here. Granted, someone of a CEO's position should be able to interpret financial statements and notice discrepancies, but he wasn't assisting her in any way. He had no clue. She was an exemplary employee on the surface.
On the other hand, this lady wasn't shy about how she spent the money, you might call it "flaunting" it because it was all right there for all eyes to see, but always with an explanation. It's quite embarrassing for some of the family members.
Sumterites might talk about things amongst themselves, but for the most part, Sumter is a "mind your own business" kind of place. People just don't meddle in other people's lives, unless they need help for something. Right or wrong, that's the way it is here.
And just as a side note, comments about someone's appearance have no place in a comment area that is supposed to be reserved for intelligent conversation. Unless of course, you can explain to me how obesity and breaking the law are connected.
You say this is a small company, BUT, the Koren guy, CEO, or whatever you want to call him,was at several of the BIG parties that she had, do you not think he was wondering for one second how in the world she could through such a party on her salary of $43,000.
Tough Justice

United States

#66 Jun 6, 2007
"thou shalt not steal" Ten Commandments. Guess she never read that book?
LBS

Sumter, SC

#67 Jun 6, 2007
Snoopy wrote:
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You say this is a small company, BUT, the Koren guy, CEO, or whatever you want to call him,was at several of the BIG parties that she had, do you not think he was wondering for one second how in the world she could through such a party on her salary of $43,000.
Take another look. Note at the beginning of my comment "HERESAY", just telling you what the scuttlebutt is around here. Maybe the guy's a complete moron, I don't know him personally. Maybe he was taking a kickback...who knows. And, the company is small, at least here. Very few employees.
Employee

Columbia, SC

#68 Jun 7, 2007
Just to let everyone know. Owner didn't even know where she lived until all this came about. Never went to a party she gave. Never had any dealings with her outside of work.Not a moron, just trusted her completely. BIG MISTAKE!!! But everybody that is human makes them. I'm just glad that things are being done to bring justice to this criminal.
LBS wrote:
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Take another look. Note at the beginning of my comment "HERESAY", just telling you what the scuttlebutt is around here. Maybe the guy's a complete moron, I don't know him personally. Maybe he was taking a kickback...who knows. And, the company is small, at least here. Very few employees.
Knightfall

United States

#69 Jun 7, 2007
Hopefully this will clear up a few things for some of you who are under a misconception about the money. This can be found at The (Sumter) Item web site at http://www.theitem.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...

"On Monday, Timmons agreed to make full restitution to Peace Textiles and agreed to transfer millions of dollars in assets to the manufacturer to help, according to United States Attorney Reginald I. Lloyd's office."

The company may not get everything back, but she's not going to benefit from what she did.
CELENA

Sumter, SC

#70 Jun 9, 2007
GIRLDFRIEND wrote:
YOU USED TO WALK AROUND WITH YOUR FANCY DIAMONDS AND SPORTS CARS AND YOUR LEMOS PICKING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY UP BUT REMEMBER THEY DONT HAVE LOUIS VUITTON AND ALL THOSE THINGS IN THE POPO. WATCHED YOU FOR YEARS YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE SLICK WHO LAUGHS LAST. THINK ABOUT YOUR POOR SON THAT MONEY WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HIM HE NEEDED LOVE NOT YOUR STOLEN MONEY. SUMTER S,C, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE SHAME TO SAY DISTANT FAMILY.....
IT SEEMS THAT YOU'RE JELOUSE OF ANGELA, WHY DID'NT YOU JUST LEAVE YOUR NAME SO THAT YOU COULD BE MADE TO PROVE ALL THOSE RUMORS YOU'RE SPREADING, ANGELA ALSO SPENT TIME WITH HER SON AS I SEEN THAT TIME AFTER TIME YOU'RE PROBALY JELOUSE THAT SHE DID'NT SHARE WITH YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AND KIDS. IT'S A SHAME THAT YOU WOULD POST SUCH STUFF MAYBE YOU NEED TO SWEEP AROUND YOUR DOOR STEPS BEFORE JUDGING SOMEONE ELSE I WILL REMEMBER YOU IN MY PRAYERS BECAUSE I THINK THAT YOU NEED IT OR SHOULD I SAY THAT YOU'RE JUST VERY CHILDISH AND HAV'NT GROWN UP YET .. YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR KIDS AND NOT FUSS AND CURSE AT THEM ALL THE TIME....
HUM

United States

#72 Jun 12, 2007
Employee wrote:
Just to let everyone know. Owner didn't even know where she lived until all this came about. Never went to a party she gave. Never had any dealings with her outside of work.Not a moron, just trusted her completely. BIG MISTAKE!!! But everybody that is human makes them. I'm just glad that things are being done to bring justice to this criminal.<quoted text>
BULL S**T!!! I SEEN HIM THERE MYSELF, HIM AND HIS WIFE. I'M TAKING IT AS YOU WEREN'T INVITED AND DON'T KNOW WHO WAS THERE AND WHO WASN'T?
Where is she

Charleston, WV

#73 Jul 26, 2013
Where is Ms Anglea now??? I'm sure she is released by now... Anyone know???
leftsumterthankf ully

Seymour, TN

#74 Apr 5, 2015
I knew this woman personally and had financial dealings with her during this time, and watched her house get bigger and bigger over the few years. She always acted like she was better than everyone else. Everyone always wondered how they got all the money. There is no one who deserves what she gets more than this lady. Sad for her kids. Would love to see her on DrPhil because it would make a good story -she is surely a mental case. Would love to know what makes her tick. And her parents. Bunch of sad people who think material things are what's important.

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