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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:53 AM

Akron woman avoids jail time in Geauga County embezzlement case

There was a time in her life that Stephanie Stewart’s father was her best friend.

But, she said, her biggest mistake was trusting him.

Stewart on Jan. 4 avoided jail time for her role in an embezzlement scheme in Geauga County believed to have been masterminded by her father, Stephen Decatur, who was the county’s former IT director.

In January 2018, the 36-year-old Stewart of Akron, along with Decatur, were indicted on 334 counts alleging that they embezzled more than $1.8 million from the county. Decatur was believed to be the main beneficiary of the scheme, allegedly receiving about $1 million over a roughly nine-year period.

Read more: https://www.news-herald.com/news/akron-woman-avoids-jail-time-in-geauga-county-embezzlement-case/article_7ac39126-105a-11e9-ac87-3bbe894ab0b1.html

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