The News Leader
By Brad Zinn
WAYNESBORO – As the office manager at Central Virginia Rental since 1997, Lori M. Guyer took in money, balanced the books, made the deposits and handled the company credit cards. She also made off with more than $170,000 before her job was terminated in 2003.
As the undetected thefts and financial losses piled up, president and co-owner Danny Showalter was forced to shut down the company’s other store on Greenville Avenue in Staunton. “We just couldn’t put our hand on what was taking place,” Showalter said. Finally, a clue pointed directly to Guyer. “She issued a refund for a credit card from a closed account” at the Staunton location, he said.