WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A woman turned herself in to Wood County authorities on Wednesday after her employer reported they suspected her of theft.
According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, the Lake Fork Special Utilities District reported a possible theft in late June. The report said the water supply corporation suspected their office manager Rachel Sneed, of Mineola, had stolen about $40,000 from them.
“Mrs. Sneed advised her and her husband had gotten behind on some bills and this is why she had taken the money,” her arrest affidavit said. “Mrs. Sneed advised the board that she was going to sell her house to pay the water district back.”
Officials said that during the investigation it was determined that Sneed had stolen “upwards of $300,000” using various methods over three years between 2021 and 2023.
A warrant was issued on Tuesday for Sneed for theft of property, and was released on a $100,000 bond the same day she turned herself in to the jail.