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Accused Embezzler On Lam Abandons Sons

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Linda Harmon Linda Harmon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Franklin woman is on the run and her two children are paying the price.

Police arrested them for allegedly helping her evade capture.

Investigators said Linda Harmon embezzled thousands of dollars to support a lavish lifestyle. She lived in the upscale Legends Ridge subdivision.

She chose to run and leave her 14-year-old son after he and her 18-year-old son helped her hide from police when they arrived to take her into custody. Both of her children were arrested Tuesday and charged with accessory after the fact.

Franklin police said she embezzled nearly $50,000 from two New York residents. Police said she never invested the money and used it to "support her day-to-day living expenses."

"She needs to face her charges," said Franklin Sgt. Charles Warner.

Last week, officers went to the home searching for Harmon and her sons told police she wasn't there. Police later discovered that was a lie.

"It's their mom. It's something that we understand. It's also something that is illegal," Warner said.

The 14-year-old was released and placed into a private home; the older son was released on bail.

"Quite honestly to abandon your children to avoid being taken into custody for a crime you're being charged with is ludicrous," Warner said.

Investigators said they received a few tips in the case, but still don't have an idea where Harmon is. They're hoping now that the holidays have passed she'll surrender.

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