Alberta Faye Clark, and Tammie L. Creamer of Xenia, Ohio, mother and daughter, were sentenced on Thursday to four years in prison for embezzling money over a five-year period from a local dental surgeon for whom they worked. However, Judge Stephen Wolaver agreed to delay the start of prison terms for Alberta Faye Clark, 68, and Tammie L. Creamer, 43, until Feb. 8. Defense lawyers indicated both hoped to win their release after six months behind bars.
Still unresolved is how much Clark and Creamer owe in restitution. The charges accused them of stealing more than $160,000. Wolaver ruled this should be settled in a lawsuit filed by Dr. Clarence L. Thomas III -- Clark's and Creamer's employer until August 2005. Thomas claimed Clark and Creamer "used the positions of trust that they held to siphon" the money from his business accounts.