MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former temporary agency manager is now behind bars for allegedly embezzling more than $266,000 from the business.

Lashawn Green, the former manager of People Ready temporary agency on Covington Pike, is being charged with 36 counts of identity theft.

For nearly four months, police said Green manually put in time for workers who were not employed at the business.

The business’s parent company, True Blue, was notified when former employees got their W-2 for 2021 after not working that year.

After the investigation, evidence showed Green had clocked in and out for 36 individuals from September 2021 to February 2022. He then would withdraw the money from at ATM, where investigators say surveillance cameras caught him in action.

The company lost a total of $266,183.

PeopleReady released a statement on Green’s arrest:

“We can confirm Mr. Green was employed with PeopleReady but was terminated earlier this year. Following an internal investigation, we took swift action to refer the case to Memphis authorities and will continue to support the investigation as needed. PeopleReady has zero tolerance for fraud, and though this was an isolated incident, we are taking all steps necessary to ensure this does not happen again. 

Green is currently being held on a $75,000 bond and is expected to appear in court Friday.