Story by Ian Cummings, courtesy The Lawrence Journal-World

A 48-year-old Eudora woman sought in connection with the embezzlement of $57,000 from a Lawrence heating and air company turned herself in to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday.

A warrant for Rhonda Lynn Van Anne’s arrest had been issued following a Lawrence Police Department investigation of the embezzlement, which was carried out via computer over four years, according to a police report.

Last June, Advantage Heating and Air, 406 N. Seventh St. reported to police that the money had been taken between Jan. 23, 2008, and March 23, 2012.

Van Anne was booked into the Douglas County Jail Wednesday evening on one count of theft of property valued at more than $25,000. According to state sentencing guidelines, that felony can bring up to 34 months in prison, depending on criminal history.

Attempts to reach the owner of Advantage Heating and Air Thursday were not successful.

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