A Lumberton couple is facing a suit after breaching the terms of a contract requiring them to repay stolen money.
Allied Electrical System & Solutions Inc. filed a lawsuit Feb. 4 in the Jefferson County District Court against Timothy E. Miller and Lynette M. Miller, citing breach of contract and breach of trust and fiduciary duty.
Lynette Miller was the plaintiff's former employee and the suit alleges she took the plaintiff's funds without their knowledge or consent and used them for herself and her husband's benefit, the lawsuit states.
When the plaintiff discovered funds being stolen, the defendants entered into a contract agreeing to pay back the money to avoid criminal charges, the suit states.
The defendants made a portion of payments, but stopped, according to the complaint.
Allied Electrical System & Solutions is seeking the remaining balance owed of $74,911.17, exemplary damages of $100,000, interest, fees, costs and incidental damages.
The plaintiff is being represented in the case by Beaumont attorney Daniel D. Clayton.
The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.
Jefferson County Court Court Case No. E0195-191
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