- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A former Albertville assistant city clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing city funds, halting a previously scheduled trial.

Media outlets report Leigh Ann Jones was arrested last year on charges of first-degree theft and using her public office for personal gain. She is scheduled to be sentenced May 30.

Prosecutor Richard Minor says that between 2007 and 2015, Jones stole more than $500,000 from the city.

Jones oversaw the city’s ambulance account and handled the city’s bank deposits. Prosecutors say she would place ambulance account checks into cash deposits and take the cash.

Jones faces a minimum of two years and maximum of 20 in prison. Court records show she has applied for probation.


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