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Beth Simmons in 2012
Former parks employee arrested for theft

A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee has been indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center.

Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville who previously served as the Youth Services Director for the park system has been charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking for embezzling more than $10,000 but less than $1 million, a Class C felony.

A more specific amount has not been released.

The alleged thefts span a five-year period, occurring between November 2010 and January 2015, according to the indictment.