Perry County man guilty of embezzlement, must repay $60,000

Man must repay $60,000 to business where he worked

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 41-year-old Perry County man has been convicted of embezzling from a towing and auto body shop in Hazard.

According to prosecutors, Callaway Combs embezzled money from the business where he worked between March 12, 2018 and January 1, 2021.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron today announced a prosecution by his Office of Special Prosecutions led to the conviction of a Perry County man, Callaway Combs, 41, for embezzling funds from a Hazard towing and auto body shop.

On Nov. 8, 2021, following criminal mediation, Combs pleaded guilty to one count of Theft by Deception over $10,000 (Class C Felony). On Dec. 16, Perry Circuit Court Judge Allison Wells sentenced Combs to 10 years, probated for 5 years, and ordered him to pay restitution of $60,000 to the victim, according to Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose office handled the case.

Assistant Attorney General Tim Cocanougher prosecuted the case. The case was investigated by Deputy Chief James East of the Hazard Police Department.

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