Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Former State Court Clerk In Alabama Pleads Guilty To $108K Embezzlement

Janice J. Adams, believed to be 48 years old, of Adamsville, Alabama, has entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to one count of embezzlement and to make restitution in the amount of $108,277 she embezzled from the Adamsville Court where she had served as Clerk. According to an audit conducted after discrepancies were found, over a period of about 2 1/2 years, from August 2007 to February 2010, Adams kept cash receipts of fines and other fees paid to the court. In her plea agreement, Adams admitted that she used the money "to pay personal expenses and bills and those of her family."

Read the story here.

Update (9/22/11): Adams, now 49, was sentenced to one year and a day in prison. 

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