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Henry Co. bookkeeper accused of stealing $30K

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PARIS, TN (WSMV) -

A bookkeeper in Henry County is accused of improperly taking around $30,000 in court funds for personal use in a five-year period, according the state comptroller's office.

Investigators did not release the name of the bookkeeper.

General Sessions Court Clerk Mike Wilson alerted auditors after some funds that were received in his office by mail were not recorded by the bookkeeper.

That prompted a wider look at the bookkeeper's practices dating from January 2007 through Aug. 22, 2011.

Auditors concluded the bookkeeper stole cash paid to the office for court fines, costs and fees, then substituted checks received from other transactions that had not been recorded to reconcile the office's records.

The bookkeeper was fired, and the auditors' findings were shared with the local district attorney's office.

It's unclear what charges will be filed against the bookkeeper.

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