Local woman charged with embezzlement

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By Lisa King

A local woman is under investigation for embezzling money from her employer, according to Shelby County Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell.

Jody Wills of Shelby County is being investigated by Kentucky State Police, Donnell said.

"As a result of her job duties, she is under investigation for embezzling funds from a previous employer who happens to be a local attorney," Donnell said.

Wills is being investigated for possibly embezzling $600,000 from her former employer, attorney Mark Dean, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

Neither Dean nor Wills could not be reached for comment.

Wills is the wife of Shelbyville Deputy Sheriff Daniel Wills.