Friday, December 4, 2009

Former Harrison Water Department Employee Charged With Stealing From City:

A former city employee in Harrison, Arkansas has been charged with stealing from city coffers.

Twenty-four-year-old Sarah Reese is facing two counts of felony theft of property. A legislative audit was called for by Mayor Pat Noles after a citizen reported the alleged theft. That audit revealed that $61,450 is missing from the water department.

According to court documents, Reese told investigators that she stole anywhere from $100 to $400 a week while she worked for the city from Jan. 1 and Oct. 31, 2009.

The full report from the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit is expected to be released next week.

1 comment:

dave johnson said...

Something doesn't add up here.

If Reese stole as much as $400 each week (as she claims) during the dates you reported (Jan. 1 and Oct. 31, 2009), that's in the ballpark of $17,000. That's far short of the $61,450 the audit revealed as missing.

What am I missing?