- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Prosecutors say two former Georgia Department of Corrections workers and an accomplice accused of stealing restitution money have been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Authorities say 37-year-old Tammi Stephens of Forsyth, 41-year-old Daynna Gregory of Lithonia and 54-year-old Richard Cantrell of Marietta were arraigned Thursday on theft of public funds and conspiracy charges.

Prosecutors say Stephens and Gregory worked as clerks for the state Department of Corrections banking unit and are accused of issuing fraudulent checks totaling more than $232,000 from a fund meant to provide restitution from crime victims. Prosecutors say the checks were paid to a flower shop owned by Cantrell and Stephens and Gregory altered financial records to hide the theft.

Court records don’t indicate whether Stephens, Gregory or Cantrell have attorneys.

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