Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alabama Judge's Former Assistant Indicted on Theft Charges

A former judicial assistant for Calhoun County district judges is charged with stealing from the courthouse, the state attorney general’s office announced.

A Calhoun County grand jury in August indicted Melody Warren, 52, of Oxford on two counts of first-degree theft of property and one count of using her position as a public employee for personal gain, according to a press release from the attorney general’s office.

The release states that Warren “exerted unauthorized control over money or checks” worth more than $2,500.

Warren last worked for former Calhoun County District Judge Mannon Bankson, but resigned after suspicions of the thefts surfaced, said Calhoun County Circuit Judge Brian Howell.

It was not clear Wednesday when Warren  is to appear in court, but if convicted she could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison and fines of up to $30,000 for each count, according to the release.

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Judge's Former Assistant Indicted on Theft Charges


Thelma said...

She must have been pretty desperate - and dumb!

Penny said...

Or desperate and overconfident, Thelma.

Finny said...

Don't get me wrong, what she did was absolutely wrong, but she stole $2500 and she's going to get the book thrown at her. How many steal tens of thousands or even millions from the elderly and walk around scot free?