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Ex-bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

LOUISVILLE — Angie Tidwell, former bookkeeper for the Winston County Tax Collector’s Office, has pled guilty to two counts of embezzlement by a public employee, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering.

Pickering also issued Tidwell a $260,228.54 demand for funds embezzled from garbage fees and motor vehicle taxes from the Winston County Tax Collector’s Office from October 2003-March 2007.

Tidwell was sentenced to serve four years in prison and will serve 36 years of probation. She was also ordered to pay $188,200 in restitution.

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