St. Louis Co. revenue collector resigns

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CLAYTON, Mo. -- The newly-hired revenue collector for St. Louis County has resigned after reports that she and her husband owed the county for unpaid taxes.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last week that 40-year-old Stacy Bailey had not paid personal property taxes since 2008 and has filed for bankruptcy. The newspaper reported that she resigned Monday, about a month after she was hired to oversee the county's real estate and personal property tax collections. Bailey and her husband owe nearly $5,000 in back taxes on the three vehicles.

County officials involved in hiring Bailey told the newspaper they were unaware of her tax and financial problems until last week, but refused to reconsider her hiring. But two prominent Democratic county officials on Friday demanded that she be fired.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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