A Davidson County grand jury has indicted three women for stealing more than $60,000 from the state Department of Human Services.
Clarissa Jones, 34, Sharron Katherine Luckey, 40, and Shonnekia Peacock, 36, were each charged with one count of theft of $60,000 or more, one count of money laundering and two counts of identity theft.
According to the indictment filed Wednesday, the women rerouted child support payments and deposited them into accounts at Avenue Bank “where the funds were thereafter withdrawn with the intent to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of the criminally derived proceeds.”
The alleged theft and money laundering coincided with the identity theft of two individuals from June 1, 2008, to Sept. 30, 2009.
A spokeswoman with the Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office said information about the scope of the theft wouldn’t be available at this stage of the investigation. They are facing the highest level of felony theft charges.
Luckey and Peacock both made $50,000 bond on Thursday and were released from Davidson County Jail. An arraignment date hasn’t been set in the case yet.