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Region 8 city worker accused of stealing thousands

Angela Dormer (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Dept.) Angela Dormer (Source: Pemiscot County Sheriff's Dept.)

By Christy Hendricks - bio | email

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - A former water clerk is accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from the city of Caruthersville.

Angela D. Dormer, 29, of Caruthersville is charged with felony stealing from Feb. 5, 2008 to July 2, 2010.

According to the probable cause statement, Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs requested an investigation into the Caruthersville City Water Department on Sept. 23, 2010.

Dormer is accused of stealing money from the city water department.  She was fired for writing off late fees on her personal water bill on Sept. 28, 2010.

After an audit of the city water department and reviewing financial records from Dormer's bank, Dormer was arrested November 22, 2010.

During questioning, Dormer admitted to taking cash that customers brought in to pay their water bill.  She said she would make adjustments on random customers' accounts, and then deposit the cash she stole into her personal bank account, according to the probable cause statement.  She admitted to taking $300 to $400 a month.

The investigation revealed Dormer had $70,436 in cash deposits into her personal bank account from Dec. 5, 2007 to July 2, 2010. 

From Jan. 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 the cash deposited for the water department was short $58,619.11 from the cash collected, according to court documents.

Also, Dormer did not receive a bill for 11 non-consecutive months.  She admitted she removed several late payments from her water bill, according to court documents.

[Read the probable cause statement (pdf).]

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