Woman accused of leading double life sentenced for money laundering

By khou.com

HUMBLE, Texas – An Humble woman who prosecutors say led a double life was sentenced this month to 28 years in prison for money laundering and theft.

Ether Thomas, 54, pleaded guilty in a money laundering scheme in which more than $8 million was stolen from a Sugar Land engineering firm, says the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.

During Thomas’ trial, prosecutors said that she led a double life. They said Thomas came from a good family and raised good children, tithed thousands of dollars to her church and performed charitable works. But she also began stealing when she was 18 years old and used the millions taken from the engineering firm for shopping and trips to casinos, prosecutors alleged.

The District Attorney’s Office says Andrea Davidson, Thomas’ partner in the theft from the Sugar Land company, was sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2017.