May 26, 2010 10:21 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Clerk for Justice of the Peace Arrested

ST. AMANT, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have
arrested Justice of the Peace John C. Hebert's clerk after the
clerk allegedly stole more than $1,000 from the office till.
Deputies says that 42-year-old Karen Tomlinson took
money paid by individuals to the 3rd Justice Court to cover
nonsufficient funds checks, administrative fees and associated
court costs.
Tomlinson was arrested and booked into Ascension Parish Jail on
Monday with one count of felony theft and was released on a $3,500
Hebert, who reported the alleged theft to deputies May 17, said
Tuesday that Tomlinson had been his clerk since he took office in
January 2009.
It was not immediately known whether Tomlinson has an attorney.


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