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.


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?