Tempe Woman Sentenced to 6 ½ Years in Prison for Embezzlement

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Lynna Swann will spend 6 ½ years in prison for embezzling $58,158.35 from her employer. A judge also sentenced Swann to 3 years of probation with white collar terms after she is released from prison. 

On April 14, 2017, Swann pleaded guilty to Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and Theft. A Tempe Police Department investigation found Swann embezzled $58,158.35 from Treehouse Realty Group. Treehouse Realty is a property management group and receives multiple checks and money orders as payment from their clients.  A company audit discovered Swann, 40, was stealing those money orders and checks.  Swann had $10,000 in checks and money orders in her purse when confronted by her employer.  Tempe Police identified approximately 100 money orders that were deposited into Swann’s account that were made out to Treehouse Realty.  Swann used a thick sharpie to write her name on the money orders and then deposited the money orders into her account.  At the time of this offense, Swann was on probation for stealing from her previous employer.