Woman arrested for alleged theft from Circuit Clerk's Office
by Chris Norwood
TALLADEGA COUNTY — A former employee of the Circuit Clerk’s Office has been arrested on charges of theft of property in the second degree.

According to District Attorney Steve Giddens, Tammy Campbell, 39, was arrested for allegedly taking $1,300 to $1,400 during six or seven different transactions between June and October. Bond was set at $2,500 by Circuit Judge Julian King.

Giddens said he requested an audit by the state Examiners of Public Accounts. They said they did not have any auditors available at the moment, but would get to it as soon as they could.

Recently elected Circuit Clerk Brian York issued a prepared statement Friday saying that King had issued the warrant for theft Jan. 7.

“The case is under investigation by the Talladega County District Attorney’s Office,” York wrote. “The allegations contained in the warrant occurred before I assumed the duties of circuit clerk on Jan. 15.”

Theft of property in the second degree, which involves dollar amounts between $500 and $2,500, is a Class C felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com.

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