LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Legislative auditors say an Arkansas County clerk who resigned earlier this year left office after they found she had misappropriated more than $31,000 in government funds.
An audit found that former clerk Cathy Orman improperly issued $18,283 in county funds to various vendors or to herself for non-county expenses. Auditors told lawmakers Friday that she admitted to using county credit cards for personal expenses, overstating mileage for reimbursement and forging the county judge's signature on some claims.
The auditors said they also found that Orman had overstated her federal and state payroll tax withholdings by $13,364 for herself and her husband.
Orman, who was re-elected in 2010, resigned June 30 and has reimbursed the county $19,918. The case has been referred to prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service.
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