MOUNT VERNON — A 36-year-old old Walhonding woman was indicted by the December grand jury with one count of aggravated theft.
Cami S. Stidham is accused of stealing $405,699.03 from her employer Tracy and Mills Surveyors. According to the indictment filed Tuesday with the Knox County Clerk of Courts, the money was taken over a period of time between March 16, 2007, and Nov. 9, 2010.
Stidham’s ex-husband, John Stidham, 45, was also indicted in connection to the aggravated theft charges. He is charged with one count of complicity in the commission of aggravated theft for aiding and abetting Cami in the alleged theft.
The investigation into the theft was conducted by Detectiver Craig Feeney of the Mount Vernon Police Department.
John Stidham also faces a charge that he defrauded his insurance company for accepting payment on a stolen motorcycle claim last March, when his motorcycle was allegedly never stolen.
In addition, he was indicted for three counts of receiving stolen property. The charges stipulate that in November he was in possession of a trencher, a compactor, a Bobcat mini loader, a brush cutter, trailers, an ATV, a shotgun and other equipment. The items belong to three different victims.
Knox County Sheriff’s Office Detective David Light investigated the case.
Cami Stidham posted $1,500, 10 percent of the $15,000 bail set by Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge Paul Spurgeon on Nov. 23.
John Stidham remains in the Knox County Jail under a $100,000 bond.
Both are expected to appear in Knox County Common Pleas Court on Dec. 17.
Tracy and Mills Surveyors also filed a civil suit against the two Stidhams seeking $180,000.