Over $170,000 allegedly taken by GM, accountant at Lilac Lanes - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Over $170,000 allegedly taken by GM, accountant at Lilac Lanes

Lilac Lanes accountant Shari Cawley being taken into custody Lilac Lanes accountant Shari Cawley being taken into custody

SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the Washington State Gambling Commission, agents are conducting an internal investigation on the general manager and the accountant of Lilac Lanes, a bowling alley and casino in North Spokane. The general manager, Eddie Williams and the accountant, Shari Cawley were arrested Tuesday and taken into custody. The two are being investigated for theft.

According to authorities the two stole money from the ATM inside the business totaling over $170,000. Some employees tell authorities that if they told anyone what was happening they would be fired. Also in a statement to police some employees even said they were asked to destroy surveillance video showing the alleged theft.

Police believe the two used the money among other things for a cruise and vehicles.

The two are expected to make their first court appearance on Wednesday.

 

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