BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — A former deputy clerk at a Justice Court in Mississippi has been arrested after authorities say she embezzled more than $100,000.
The Sun Herald report s 40-year-old Dana Sue Beaman was arrested Friday and charged with four counts of embezzlement. Beaman was a deputy clerk in the Hancock County Justice Court between 2008 through 2011.
Beaman told investigators in an interview that she took $4,000. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says his team found the number to be larger than expected.
Pickering’s office filed a demand requiring she pay back nearly $200,000, which includes the more than $100,000 she allegedly embezzled, plus nearly $87,000 in interest and recovery cost.
Justice Court clerks have several duties including collecting fines for misdemeanor criminal cases and traffic violations.
It’s unclear if Beaman has a lawyer.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com