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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Former Weldon clerk charged

  • Former Weldon Recorder/Treasurer Andrea Grigsby Adams was recently charged with theft of property.
    As previously reported, Adams resigned from office October 9, 2012 after an audit was performed by the Arkansas Joint Legislative Auditing Committee.
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  • In the Audit, authorities say Adams misappropriated over $47,000 in city funds between January 1, 2010 and October 9, 2012. Audit results show Adams issued unauthorized checks to herself ($7,700); cashed, rather than deposited business franchise tax checks issued to the town ($14,489) and cashed town checks she issued to other funds ($25,704). Adams is set to appear in Circuit Court on August 7.
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