- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - A trial has started for a former Pittsburg County drug court coordinator accused of embezzling money and trying to cover it up by destroying records.

The McAlester News-Capital reports (https://bit.ly/V4EWd6 ) Angela Marcum is charged with embezzlement of public money. She is also charged with stealing and destroying or secreting a public record.

Marcum has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Attorneys delivered their opening statements to the jury of six men and six women on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Marcum was required to make daily deposits of money collected from drug court participants to the county treasurer’s office. They say $17,000 in cash paid to the Pittsburg County Drug Court was never deposited.

Marcum’s attorney says her client was not the only person who had access to the drug court money.

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Information from: McAlester News-Capital, https://www.mcalesternews.com


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