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Lashley indicted in one of largest embezzlement schemes

JACKSON COUNTY — Former Jackson County employee Ginger Lashley has been indicted for embezzling $890,000.

“While holding the position of utilities payable clerk for Jackson County, this individual repeatedly deposited checks payable to Jackson County into a personal savings account entitled Jackson County Food Drive,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “This is one of the largest embezzlement cases we have investigated in the State Auditor’s Office and represents a significant loss to the taxpayers of Jackson County.”

The State Auditor’s Office has filed a demand of approximately $1.233 million against Lashley and her bonding company.

Lashley, 50, was employed by Jackson County since 1998, and most recently worked as accounts payable clerk. She was terminated from her position with Jackson County Nov. 9, 2009.

Lashley was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department following her termination by the county. She was subsequently released from custody on a $30,000 cash bond.

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