The husband opened a bank account at Wells Fargo under the name Lowes Enterprises, which was the same name of a company that previously did work for the state. The wife then started paying the company for vehicle pressure washing and detailing.
The services never happened, Carr alleges, but the wife paid for them through April 2017. In the process, the couple is accused of funneling $222,223 from the Lowes Enterprises account to the husband’s personal account.
The investigation began when a supervisor became suspicious.
The duo is now charged with racketeering. They were arrested earlier this week and released on bond, but couldn’t be reached for comment.
The attorney general said: “It is our responsibility to see that state employees discharge those duties ethically and honestly, and if they do not, we will hold them accountable.”