Ex-Carter County collector accused of theft

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

VAN BUREN, Mo. -- A former Southeast Missouri county collector is facing felony charges of stealing.

Carter County prosecutor Rocky Kingree on Tuesday filed stealing charges against 39-year-old Jennifer Clark-Williams of Van Buren. She resigned as Carter County collector in October after authorities discovered that more than $5,000 was missing from county coffers.

Kingree said that when he took office in 2011 he found a 2009 state audit showing the missing money. He asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate.

Clark-Williams did not have a listed attorney.

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